Home Cut Glass Co. Bowling Pin Vase
The Home Cut Glass Co. of Carbondale, PA cut this fine bowling pin-shaped vase in their "Manhattan Club" design; it is shown exactly on page 10 of an undated catalog (an ACGA reprint). The catalog introduction said "Apparently it was a small company, late in the Brilliant Period, and advertised locally." A.C. Revi does not mention the company in American Cut and Engraved Glass.
The vase stands 10-inches tall, has a maximum diameter of just over 5-inches and weighs a heavy-to-the-hand 3-lbs. 5 oz. The cut-all-over design is very well-done and polished on a clear, water-white blank. The top has a rounded, three-sided opening and the base has a 16-point hobstar. An excellent example of a presumably late Brilliant Period piece that has a great shape and a lot of sparkle. Enjoy!