Featured Is this vase American Brilliant Cut Glass? Who,what pattern?

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  1. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    The other day, I got a call from a good friend who was at a house at the invitation of a friend of his ex :)rolleyes:), who was supposed to be cleaning it out. She said he had 4 hours to take anything he wanted out of there, so he went, and when he got there, called me to come over. Yes, I went - it was in the middle of nowhere, with just 3 of us there.
    So I got a couple of pieces of cut glass, which I know nothing about. The patterns all look so similar to me. I also got some sterling - still left over after months of her being in there, plus an estate sale, whatever, geesh),
    This vase is 9 1/2" tall, 7" across the top, and the pedestal is 6" across. It looks kind of awkward, but the glass/crystal is beautiful. Can anyone tell me anything about it?

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  2. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    VERY nice indeed Book !!! ... Joy. :)
     
  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I also got some sterling - still left over after months..........

    So , you channeled Mr N8......& found the good stuff !!!! YAY !!!
     
  4. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    I know I'm WRONG, but kind of looks like a GIANT Daisy & Button!!!!
     
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  5. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Yes it is American Brilliant Cut
    I am terrible with the patterns.

    If you want to go through catalogs there are some here.
    Or they have a Facebook page if you are on Facebook.
    https://www.cutglass.org/LABAC/Research.htm

    This is another site that is helpful.
    http://www.brilliantglass.com/

    There are almost always dings, I'm sure you are aware of the one on the base, correct?
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  6. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    I am now - I didn't notice it until I posted the pictures here. :mad:
    This, after mollycoddling it, putting a washcloth in the bottom of the sink to wash it, putting it in the closed off living room so the cats wouldn't get it, admiring it multiple times - I never saw it!!!!!
     
  7. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    It's minor, and on the base, so I wouldn't worry about it too much.
    Instead of 95, it's now 65. At least in my store that's how it would be.
     
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  8. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    This was one of the better glass cutting houses.
    Lots of detail, lots of intricate cuts, even on the base.
    It's very pretty.
     
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  9. janettekay

    janettekay Well-Known Member

    It IS a very nice piece of ABCG ! PS-the shape is a bit unusual . When I get a minute , I will look thru my books, but I am really not good with patterns anymore.:oops:
     
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  10. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    Thank you for your kind support and comments everyone.


    Cluttered - thanks for saying you'd still sell it, just for less. Should I dare put it on ebay, or wait until I open my store again?

    I have another one to show you all - I was going to ask if it was worth selling, because I knew it had a chip before I took pictures :D. It's 12" tall, 5" across the top, and one of the teeth on the rim is chipped.

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  11. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    I would sell it, but not for as much.
    This style/shape was made by several companies. Has nice cutting, but not as much as the first vase you showed.
    How bad is the chip? Some are minor, some are really bad.

    I can't advise as to whether ebay would be a better venue or not. I haven't sold on ebay since 2007.
     
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  12. stracci

    stracci Well-Known Member

    I think this style is called a corset vase. Pretty!!
     
  13. stracci

    stracci Well-Known Member

    Haha, you never know about cats, they might haul it off and sell it for 100% profit!
     
  14. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    One cat in particular just can not stand to share any surface he may be sitting on with inanimate objects. He doesn't swat them off, he just nudges them off slowly but surely one by one.
     
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  15. stracci

    stracci Well-Known Member

    I know that's a heavy vase, but I bet he could do it!:p
     
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  16. Bdigger

    Bdigger Well-Known Member

    @Bookahtoo Did you look this vase over carefully for a siggy? (I'm sure you have) but I circled an area that looks like it "could" be one, but may just be scratches too. Sometimes siggys on these can be notoriously hard to see. They may be across cuts, faded or just worn. Just thought I'd point that area out just in case.
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  17. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    And then when you rush out from the bedroom to see what happened, he just sits there and stares at you curiously. For years I didn't suspect him - thought it was one of the bratty ones who ran away when I came in.
     
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  18. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    Bdigger - I did look, but the bottom is very scratched. I'll see if I can find my loupe tomorrow and look again.
     
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  19. janettekay

    janettekay Well-Known Member

    @Bookahtoo
    Selling cut glass on Ebay is not the best avenue. Besides low prices....Hard packing and expensive shipping !
    PS--still planning on going through my books...just did not get to it yet ! And now I have 2 to look up !!!
     
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  20. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

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