U.S. Glass Open Work Pieces

The term "open work" was used by U.S. Glass to describe pieces that had openings (holes or slits) in the rim. The stretch glass pieces with this effect are identified as #310 open work and the #8076 open work lines. The 310 pieces have the characteristic four sets of rays on the exterior, but the open work pieces have wide rims that are filled with diamond-shaped openings. These are usually found on a comport which may be shaped into a fan vase, a low footed bowl, and a bowl. The #8076 bowl is commonly called "ribbon bowls," supposedly because pieces have been found with a flat cloth ribbon threaded through the open work slits. This bowl ranges from a flat plate to a pulled up form. Flat rims and rolled rims are the most common. Two sizes of this ribbon bowl are known, but the larger one is the most common.

U.S. Glass open work bowl (small size), flat rim in blue (3-inch ground base, 8.5-inch wide).

U.S. Glass open work bowl (small size), raised rim in blue (3-inch ground base, 7.875-inch wide).

U.S. Glass 8076 bowl, raised rim in crystal (3.75-inch ground base, 8.5-inch wide).

U.S. Glass 8076 bowl, flared- raised rim in crystal (3.75-inch ground base, 10.125-inch wide).

U.S. Glass 8076 bowl, rolled rim in blue (3.75-inch ground base, 10.5-inch wide).

U.S. Glass 8076 bowl, rolled rim in black amethyst (3.75-inch ground base, 10.5-inch wide).

U.S. Glass 8076 bowl, flat rim in slag green (Nile Green?) (3.75-inch ground base, 11.125-inch wide).

U.S. Glass 8076 bowl, flat rim in Pearl Blue (light blue slag) (3.75-inch ground base, 11.125-inch wide).

U.S. Glass 8076 bowl, flat rim in crystal (3.75-inch ground base, 11.125-inch wide).

U.S. Glass 8076 bowl, flat rim in purple swirl "tortoise shell" color (see below) (3.75-inch ground base, 11.125-inch wide).

Top view of above bowl showing purple swirls in glass.

U.S. Glass 8076 low bowl in topaz (3.75-inch ground base, 11.5-inch wide).

U.S. Glass 8076 low bowl in light cobalt blue (note star impression in base (3.75-inch ground base, 11.5-inch wide).

U.S. Glass 310, open work comport pulled up to make a vase (3.5-inch base, 6.75-inch wide, 6.875-inch tall).

U.S. Glass 310, open work comport pulled up to make a vase (3.5-inch base, 6.75-inch wide, 7-inch tall).

U.S. Glass 8076 plate in black amethyst (3.75-inch ground base, 12.125-inch wide).

U.S. Glass 8076 plate in slag orange-pink (Coral) (3.75-inch ground base, 12.5-inch wide).

U.S. Glass 310, open work comport, raised rim, in blue (5.25-inch base, 10.5-inch wide, 7-inch tall).

U.S. Glass 310, open work comport, flat rim, in crystal (5.25-inch base, 11.5-inch wide, 6-inch tall).

U.S. Glass Introduction

U.S. Glass Lines

U.S. Glass Bowls

U.S. Glass Comports

U.S. Glass Candleholders

U.S. Glass Plates

U.S. Glass Vases

U.S. Glass Miscellaneous Pieces (trays, jars, mayos, etc.)

U.S. 310 Pieces

U.S. 314 Pieces

U.S. Unidentified Ray Pieces

U.S. Opaque Pieces