Punch Bowl and 44 Cups in the "Tiffany" Pattern

Object Name: 
Punch Bowl and 44 Cups in the "Tiffany" Pattern

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Object Name: 
Punch Bowl and 44 Cups in the "Tiffany" Pattern
Accession Number: 
2017.4.12
Dimensions: 
(ab) Punchbowl H: 73.7 cm, Diam (max): 66 cm, Th: 2.5 cm; (1-44) Individual Cups H: 8.9 cm; Diam (max): 6.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1904
Credit Line: 
Purchased in part with funds from the Eastern Lakes Chapter of the American Cut Glass Association and the Twin Tiers Glass Collectors Group
Web Description: 
This is the largest American cut glass punch bowl in existence. Nearly 50 pounds of glass was cut away to create a 30-gallon-capacity showpiece. John S. Earl needed 210 days to cut it, and a system of pulleys was required to bear the weight of the massive blanks. Earl, who had worked for J. Hoare & Company in Corning for 12 years before opening his own shop in Brooklyn, used two blanks (the stand and the bowl are separate) made by John Lofquist and his 15-man team at the Union Glass Company. The punch bowl was made for Tiffany and Company in 1904 and retailed for $3,000. Until recently, the bowl was thought to have been lost until it was discovered in the attic of the home of its original owner, William M. Wood, director of the American Woolen Company, a textile conglomerate.
Department: 
Pattern Name: 
Tiffany
Provenance: 
Woods, WIlliam M. (American, 1858-1926), Former Collection
1904
to
1926
John McInnis Auctioneers, Source
2017-11-13
Tiffany and Company, Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Punch Bowl and 44 Cups in the "Tiffany" Pattern. Colorless lead glass; blown, heavily cut. (a) Bowl is nearly spherical, cut pattern featuring repeat of hobstars and rayed stars, prism cuts, notch-cuts, with a notched cut rim. (b) Base flares out and down from a heavy circular collar to eight scallops with notches and hobstar and diamond cutting to match bowl. (1-44) Forty-four colorless glass punch cups; blown, cut, polished. Slightly flaring cylindrical shape with cut star in bottoms of base and band hobstars with fans between faceted criss-crosses.
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2017 (2018) illustrated, p. 5 (bottom); BIB# 716596
Acquisitions (2018) illustrated, pp. 34-35; BIB# 716602
October Estates Auction (2017-10-28) illustrated, p. 8, lot 438 and 439;
The Complete Cut and Engraved Glass of Corning (1979) pp. 279-280; BIB# 28811
Biggest Cut Glass Bowl Made (1904-12-09) illustrated, p. 10;