EAPG Duncan & Sons ZIPPER BLOCK CRYPTIC Compote c. 1887
A beautiful Early American Pattern Glass tall compote in the Zipper Block pattern. This pattern is also known as Cryptic, Iowa and Nova Scotia Ribbon and Star. This pattern was made by George Duncan & Sons, Pittsburgh and U. S. Glass c. 1891. Shards of this pattern have also been found at Trenton Glass Works as well as the Nova Scotia Glass Co. and Lamont Glass of Canada. This is a very impressive piece standing approximately 8" tall with an 8 1/2" top diameter and 5 1/4" diameter base. The stem is comprised of 4 zippered arches on a stepped base which when view from the inside of the bowl form a cross. There are a few light scratches on the outside of the bowl and one of the arches has a tiny chip on the edge. There is an encapsulated bubble in the center of the compote. This compote has wonderful sparkle and brilliancy. It is heavy for its size weighing approximately 3 pounds 5 ounces.