RARE! Antique Imperial Glass
Hobstar and Arches Open Pedestal Jam/Jelly Bowl
1909

What a truly rare and beautiful find! This open pedestal jelly bowl, by Imperial Glass is 110 years old and stunning. Due to the age of the glass the the less than perfected glass processes of the time, this piece has a light blue, almost an ice blue, color to it now even though it was an originally clear glass piece. This piece was designed to be timeless and has stood the test of time. This pattern is rare and highly sought after by collectors and consumers alike. The hobstar and arches, which appear only on the outside of the piece, along with the crimped rim to accent the entire piece's beauty, is phenomenal. This piece will spruce up any decor, no matter what you chose to use this piece for.

Also given its age, there are a few air bubbles throughout the piece. The last photo shows the largest of them - the others are very small and difficult to make show up given all of the detail within the pattern itself. There are also a few flea bites. Both of these things are due to the production process and age of the glass and can only be expected. This also assures you that as rare as this piece is, it is also a one of a kind in which the production flaws increase the value of the piece itself. Don't miss out on your opportunity to own this beautiful piece.

There are no cracks or chips in this piece. There is light surface scratches that can be seen if held up to a bright light source - none of which gouge into the glass or damage the integrity of the glass itself. This can only be expected given its age and the fact that it was preowned and used.This piece was purchased at an estate sale for an antique collector.

This piece stands 4 3/4 inches tall with a rim diameter maximum at 5 1/8 inches. The base diameter is 3 inches.


Please closely examine the photos, for the piece(s) you are interested in purchasing. We do our best to examine every item, exhaustively, so we can provide you with accurate descriptions and conditions. The photos provided will help you to determine the accuracy of our listing and allow you to determine the condition of the item you are purchasing as well. We are experienced but we are not experts and desire full disclosure to promote your trust in purchasing from us. Most of our pieces are from estate sales and auctions and are therefore sold as is.

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Buy It Now or Best Offer

We are excited to work with all potential customers. We will consider all serious offers. Please keep in mind, when considering sending an offer, as store owners we have invested our time and money into each item that we have in our store. We do our best to keep our pricing as low as possible while covering all of our costs and fees associated with the item and a minimal profit margin so that we can continue to invest in more items for your consideration. Please be respectful with your offers otherwise we will exercise our right to decline any unreasonable offer without explanation or counteroffer.


Shipping, Handling and Packaging of our Merchandise

We use the shipping estimator when it comes to what to charge for shipping each item. We add $1.00 in handling charges (unless otherwise specified in our listing) to offset the cost of shipping supplies. Given that most of our items are fragile, the $1.00 in handling charges does not cover the cost to us for packaging but it does help to offset the high cost of such products (bubble wrap, boxes, foam, dividers, etc.)

We recycle and reuse boxes and packaging materials whenever possible in order to provide the lowest shipping costs possible to our customers. We take great care in packaging our pieces to ensure you will receive your item in the condition that you purchased it.

Most of the time, we will process your purchase within 1 day of full payment being received. However, we are shipping from a small rural town and therefore have very limited times that packages can be to the post office to ship out the same day (by 11:30 AM). If a package is taken to the post office after this time, it will not ship until the following business day. If you have made a purchase from us on a Friday (after 11:30 AM) - Sunday, it will not ship out until Monday, at the earliest, because of our local post office hours. This is why we have allowed ourselves the 2-day handling time.

Multiple Listing Purchases

Contact us if you are wanting to purchase multiple items from our store. We are willing to combine shipping costs on some items but not on all. This is because some pieces are very fragile and we do not want your purchase to arrive damaged. We will determine this on each multiple item purchase.