Fresh from a fine ARKANSAS estate is this unusual flower center in the Songbird with Flowers pattern designed by Herman Richman for L. Straus & Sons, New York, circa 1916. The vase has a broad squat form with flaring neck and crenellated rim with flat-topped and bevel-edged sawteeth. The body is deeply cut with floral and leaf motifs among which nestle three songbirds perched on branches.
The base is cut with a single large blossom. The heavy flower center is 9" tall and 10" in diameter and 6 at the rim. The base shows wear appropriate for a hundred-year-old vase. The Flower center is nearly MINT except for a single TINY (1/8") internal "bruise in one of the depressions at the rim---very unobtrusive and evident only upon the most exacting inspection---with a magnifying glass!
The interior surface completely unaffected. This pattern was patented in 1916 and is a bold, spectacular design. FOLKS, this is a MAGNIFICENT cut glass flower center---one of the nicest I have seen!
I will BUBBLE WRAP and DOUBLE BOX for greater security in mailing.