American Brilliant cut glass bowl, displaying a masterful cutting. It measures 4Ã¢Â€ tall and 7 7/8Ã¢Â€ in diameter. On a heavy , clear blank. The bottom is cut in a Russian type pattern. The sides are a chain of hobstars framed and the top is in a triple square pattern. No chips, cracks, repairs, damage or alterations. American Brilliant Period Cut Glass was produced from 1896 through 1916. It was produced by a multitude of companies starting on the east coast of the United States and gradually starting up companies to the West. I was described as brilliant because of the clear thick glass would tolerate deep prism cutting that would refract the light and sparkle like a diamond. Sold in jewelry stores and Department stores it was a very popular gift around the turn of the century. Companies named and patented patterns of glass to protect them from competition. Todays collectors generally collect for display rather than utility because of the hazards of breakage.