Fine set of four European cobalt-blue cased colorless freeblown wheel-cut glass finger-bowls and underplates, each decorated with a staggered field of round punties acting as windows, penetrating a thin outer layer of cobalt-blue, revealing a thick interior layer of colorless glass, and optically magnifying the interior; centering a floral medallion with a rayed star. As a finishing touch, the rims are wheel-polished.
Each bowl has a hemispherical form, circumscribed by a field of thirty punties staggered in three graduated rows, centering a floral medallion defined by a chain of ten arches suggesting petals, faceting a
wheel-polished bottom with a sixteen-point rayed star. Each underplate is a shallow round dish with a recessed center, circumscribed by a field of forty-two punties staggered in three graduated rows, centering a floral medallion defined by a chain of fourteen arches or “petals” faceting a recessed center with a sixteenpoint rayed star.
Dating is c. 1910-1940. Good condition with excellent clarity and execution of cutting using stone wheels and a careful acid polish. Each bowl measures 2 3/8" tall and 3 ½" diameter. Each underplate measures 1 1/8" tall and 7" diameter.