• Cut Engraved - Late
Lot 240

LIBBEY 1904 ST. LOUIS EXPOSITION ROCK CRYSTAL CUT ART GLASS DRINKING ARTICLES, LOT OF TWO

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LIBBEY 1904 ST. LOUIS EXPOSITION ROCK CRYSTAL CUT ART GLASS DRINKING ARTICLES, LOT OF TWO, colorless, comprising a goblet and a champagne, each having matching rock crystal cut decoration featuring highly detailed fleur-de-lis and floral decoration with flowing scrolls, cut stems with wrapping flowers, and cut to the underside of the foot with trumpet flowers, each signed "LIBBEY" to the interior of the bowl, polished pontil marks. Libbey Glass Co. Circa 1904. 5 1/4" and 6 1/2" H. 
Literature: Fauster - Libbey Glass, p. 234, fig. 2.
Catalogue Note: The following is a quote from the above reference: "Examples of items in a stemware service made for exhibition at the 1904 St. Louis Exposition. Bowls, stems and feet were engraved with intricate floral pattern. At conclusion of St. Louis Fair, some 80 pieces of the collection were purchased by a partner in the jewelry firm of Mermod & Jaccard and later resold to Owens-Illinois about 1954."

Condition

Champagne undamaged; Goblet having a network of cracks to the bowl, which begin at the top rim. 

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Glass deaccessioned by the Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT. All proceeds will go toward the museum's Collections Acquisition Fund. 
Gift of Owens-Illinois, Toledo Museum of Art.