Vintage Footed Crystal Dessert Bowl with Spoon Rest Base

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Vintage Footed Crystal Dessert Bowl with Spoon Rest Base

Fine footed lead crystal footed dessert bowl with a built-in spoon rest base in a stacked diamond pattern somewhat reminiscent of Thomas Webb's Dennis Diamonds or Waterford's Adare or Kinsale patterns. My original thought was that this was a condiment server, so I'm sure its diversity would serve your table well.

The bowl is a great size, nice and deep, with an outer rim diameter of 4 inch and a bowl depth of 2 inch; base-to-rim height is 3-1/2 inch. There is a nice, cut 16-point star burst-type pattern that spans the underside of the base and a pie crust-type finish to the rim of both the bowl and the base. In excellent condition, with no nicks, chips, or cracks.

I fully expected to see an etched maker's mark, but alas this lovely piece is unsigned, with the maker unknown and its original, intended function somewhat of a mind-twister for a number of my antique-dealer friends. In a size and style that lends itself to versatile use, possibilities ranged from sherbet (given the ability to rest a spoon on the lipped base), shrimp cocktail (ultimately ruled out; the base is not really deep enough for ice), to a small compote for serving nuts, sweets, or other small finger foods. The general consensus was that it was a serving dish of some sort, with a no-fuss, no-muss place to rest a spoon.

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  • Product Code: 02736
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  • $28.00
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I received my mugs today and I could not be happier. Packaged with great care, lovely card to say thank you, and all intact. They are better than expected, with the size I really wanted, thinner rim for sipping coffee and hot chocolate. I really have a thing for pottery mugs and these are great quality and wonderful drip glaze. Flashback Alley owner Holly is wonderful to work with, great communication, extra service all along. Thank you again! I love them.
- Shelly (11-08-18)
Seller was very nice and helped me through the registration and purchase process. Love the product and arrived quickly. Thank you!
- Sharon DeQuasie (08-29-18)
The packages of Royal Doulton tea cups and dinner plates arrived in perfect condition. I could not be happier with the merchandise. Holly is personable and cares about the quality of the product as well as the packaging. Holly is a pleasure to work with and I will be shopping at Flashback Alley in the future. I'm so glad I found Flashback Alley!
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