Cut Decanter and Wine Glasses in Fisher Diamond Pattern

Mt Washington decanter and wine glasses cut in the Fisher Diamond pattern – Dave Maryo

[Incoming email and pictures from Los Angeles Historical Bottle Club president and early American glass collector Dave Maryo]

Hi Ferd,

I recently purchased an early cut glass decanter and would like to share some pictures. The decanter was cut in the “Fisher Diamond” pattern and is attributed to Mt. Washington Glass Works. Another example of the decanter is on display at the Corning Museum. See link: Cut Decanter in Fisher Diamond Pattern with Stopper.

Mt Washington produced quality cut glass from the time the glass works started in 1827 up to 1894 when it became Pairpoint Manufacturing Company. Globular decanters were popular in America from around 1800 to the Civil War period. Early cut glass decanters had very simple designs that are referred to as rich cut. After the Civil war the cutting became more finely detailed and was referred to as brilliant cut.



Mt Washington wine glass cut in the Fisher Diamond pattern – Dave Maryo

Mt Washington wine glass detail in the Fisher Diamond pattern – Dave Maryo

Bakewell, Page & Bakewell decanter and wine glass cut in the Comet pattern (Haley’s Comet) – Dave Maryo

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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