The pattern line #103 for the Richard & Hartley Glass Company (1865-1891) was a very popular item in its day and there are a thousand reasons for why this was so.
Dramatic glass beads widen at the top and become smaller as they reach the footed scallop base. With a striking finial and an extended beaded bowl edge it is a marvel of American pressed glass. From the top lid to the bottom of the bowl, circular and beautifully uniform, with a bouncing scalloped edge, one can stare in amazement. Gorgeous and timeless.
Origin: USA; Table line #103
Dimensions: 5 3/4"H x 8"W
Condition: Very Good. There are breaks to the excessive rim glass near three beads (not damaged, see last two photos).
Straw marks consistent with EAPG production, not flaws, may be seen at the base of the bowl. The dish center shows what appears to be a bubble with a straw "tail" end, within the glass. There are some excessive squeezed glass remains attached to the rim beads, from when the mold press was removed during manufacturing.