Posted 11 years ago
The Libbey Cut Glass Co. was in operation in Toledo Ohio, starting around 1888. This 9" bowl dates from 1901-1906 due to the particular signature on the bowl. It is a heavy and nicely cut piece of American Brilliant Cut Glass. At the moment, the pattern is not known to me. Though this glass is the finest glass ever made in America, there is only small group of people across the country (Compared to Depression glass, Carnival glass collectors etc) who understand, and appreciate the importance of American Brilliant Cut Glass. Yes, this glass can be very expensive compared to other forms of American glass that you can buy for a dollar. However, you can find nice pieces of cut glass, to start a collection for $75.00 or less. The most expensive piece I have personally seen sold was an incredible two globed banquet lamp in a rare pattern for $35,000.