We are glass resarchers and need some insight on this nicely done bowl.http://www.glasshousenc.com/leafbowl1.jpghttp://www.glasshousenc.com/leafbowl2.jpghttp://www.glasshousenc.com/leafbowl3.jpghttp://www.glasshousenc.com/leafbowl4.jpghttp://www.glasshousenc.com/leafbowl5.jpghttp://www.glasshousenc.com/leafbowl6.jpg
We know the history of Abels, Wasserberg & Co. (AWCO) which was the decorating company that painted this bowl and applied its Charleton brand label, but we don't know the glass manufacturer.
The YOP of the decoration was from 1941 to the end of the 1950s. Only slightly triangular in overall shape, the bowl is 8.5 cm (7.25 ") at the widest point at the top and is 14 cm (5.5 ") high at the highest point. The glass is 5 mm (3/16") thick throughout the sides. It has a ground base with a 13 mm (.5") smooth deep depression (not polished) in the center this base. The ground base outer diameter is 7.3 cm (2.75") wide.
The decoration, which we believe to have been painted in AWCO's NYC studio, is one we have not seen before and is quite curious. It is painted in opposition on both the interior and exterior glass and fired nicely.
Although AWCO bought and decorated glass during this time period from many firms in America, they also boought goods from many European countries and we feel that this is a good candidate for one of those countries.
We would not be surprised to see the origin of this piece to be either Poland, Czecho, W. Germany, etc.
Any help would be appreciated.