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Stuart Glass Threaded Optic Compote

Stuart Glass Threaded Optic Compote  Description: First guesses on this unusual threaded, diamond optic compote/tazza were either Stevens & Williams or Webb, but it turned out to be a Frederick Stuart design at the Red House Glassworks, shape 3890, circa 1882.  The company became Stuart & Sons a few years later.  Attribution, however, only cleared up one mystery.
The big mystery is just how some of the color effects and optics are achieved.The compote has a diamond optic pattern that's probably molded in since the glass seems too thin for an air trap design.  As far as I can tell, color of both the body and the threading is cranberry, although others with similar items have claimed the threading on theirs is amber.
Somehow, all of this adds up to a copper sheen that shifts as you move the compote.  The compote itself with just the diamond optic and rigaree would be a lovely item, but it's loaded with special effects that still avoid being gaudy.
Identifying this item required help from multiple people in multiple groups, and while there are similar threaded items from other companies, these "fully loaded" versions from Stuart/Red House appear to be uncommon at least.

Dimensions: Height about 7".

Condition: excellent with no damage and no repairs.  Of course, all our sales are fully guaranteed.

Price:  $185 plus shipping and insurance.

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Threaded Optic Compote
                  detail, Stuart Glass

Stuart Glass Threaded Diamond Optic Compote

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