Every time I see this I imagine being with my sweetheart on a moonlit beach drinking champagne. There is something about vintage crystal stemware that is just so romantic.
This particular piece is especially enticing since it rings like a bell when you touch it and the etched design is unusual and such a superb combination of geometry and graceful movement. You can see the Greek key – like design around the border and make out the fan shaped leaves around the base.
Central Glass, which made this Leaf and Border pattern, made several designs that used the entire base of the bowl. Below I’m showing Floral Trumpets which has the majority of the etch on the bottom of the bowl barely peeping into the side.
Ah well. It’s winter here and a bit nippy for champagne on the beach. Maybe that fireplace will work…