These are magical pieces of American glass.
These extraordinary "berry bowls", with their crimped, ruffled rims and pointed hobnails rest upon a remarkable footed base of doughnut-shaped raised discs that are separated by long triangles; they appear as two reflective eyes and a nose!
A look into the bowl from the top reveals a pattern of prismatic dots, separated into four sections by exterior vertical projections which run along the mold lines. The center itself reflects the underside which is a group of seven pressed hobnails which give the illusion of grommets.
The Canton Glass Company (1883-1999) began operations in Canton, Ohio before a fire burned the plant down in 1890. Operations soon moved to Marion, Indiana where the "Dew Drop" pattern continued to be produced by Canton Works, under the umbrella of the National Glass Company.
Stunning antique presentation pieces for use as fruit or ice cream bowls, the texture and feel of the Dew Drop pattern is a sensational delight to hold and behold.
Origin: Ohio/ Indiana, USA; pre-owned; c.1885-1902
Dimensions: 2 1/4"H x 4 1/4"W opening
Condition: Very Good. The base disc rims of each bowl have a slightly unpolished, sharp feel to them, likely from production. There are small dings (fleabites) to each bowl, some which may be considered as small chips. Please bear in mind these bowls, with these delicate discs, have been admired for over a hundred years.
Shear lines (straw marks) from 19th to early 20th century production practices, often found in Early American Pattern Glass pieces are noted. Each glass bowl is clean, clear and bright, and free of any stains. The bowls are very polished and the hobnails are beautifully reflective. Each of the rows and bowl undersides were inspected multiple times and we believe they are intact.