Bowl in "Crystal City" or "Wedding Ring" Pattern

Object Name: 
Bowl in "Crystal City" or "Wedding Ring" Pattern

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Object Name: 
Bowl in "Crystal City" or "Wedding Ring" Pattern
Accession Number: 
83.4.149
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.5 cm, Diam (max): 19.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1891-1895
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Sisk
Web Description: 
John Hoare (born Ireland, 1822–1896), who was granted a patent for this design in 1891, called it the “Crystal City” pattern. The pattern features interlocking circles often associated with weddings, so it is sometimes called “Wedding Ring.” The curvature of the smooth, undecorated rings was extremely difficult to achieve, but creates a brilliant optical effect.
Department: 
Pattern Name: 
Crystal City
Provenance: 
Sisk, J. T., Source
1983-12-05
Sisk, Mrs. J. T., Source
1983-12-05
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Primary Description: 
Bowl in "Crystal City" or "Wedding Ring" Pattern. Colorless lead glass; blown and cut. Half-spherical shape with scalloped and serrated top rim, pattern of four large circles around sides, intersected with arcs cut in a chair-bottom like pattern and plain arcs. Multi-pointed star in base.
The American Cut Glass Industry: T. G. Hawkes and His Competitors (1996) illustrated, p. 21, #1-4; BIB# 36646
Recent Important Acquisitions, 26 (1984) illustrated, p. 146, #31; BIB# AI13534
The Complete Cut and Engraved Glass of Corning (1979) illustrated, pp. 34, 39, fig. 75; BIB# 28811
American Cut and Engraved Glass (1965) p. 170; BIB# 27459