- Pattern: 59-W
- Made in: USA by Starlyte, Inc
- Vintage: circa 1970’s
- Details: This is a GENUINE STARLYTE bowl, sometimes incorrectly linked to Libbey. Libbey made a very similar pattern (introduced in 1956), called Golden Foliage. This pattern was so successful many other manufacturers imitated it including Starlyte and Anchor Hocking. On Libbey’s 1968 catalog it states: “This is the genuine Golden Foliage line and its imitators are endless”. According to the Museum of American Glass, Anchor Hocking made the blank glass pieces for Starlyte. Just like Libbey’s, this pattern consists of lovely 22K gold leaves within a frosted band. Side by side comparisons of Libbey and Starlyte patterns reveals slight variations on the leaves (also on their stemware, you’ll notice Starlyte has plain stems while Libbey has thicker stems with “bulbs” on the bottom). This is a very large and heavy bowl, our price already includes the shipping fees. Even though Libbey introduced the pattern, Starlyte is still the most rare and the most desired. Wonderful addition to your Golden Foliage collection!
- Materials: Glass
- Dimensions: 10.5 inches in Diameter (top opening), 5.0 inches in Diameter (bottom), almost 6.0 inches Tall
- Condition: Vintage – Used. Very Good Vintage Condition. There is wear on the gold in a few areas. There are no chips, cracks or scratches except for normal wear and use. Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we cannot accept returns. All Sales Final. Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.
- Shipping is included, (continental US only), unless otherwise noted. This item ships Priority Mail and Insured for your protection. AK, HI and International shoppers will see additional shipping based on your location.
There is very little history on Starlyte Inc. and many attribute this name to Libbey but that is not correct. Starlyte was a company started in New York on September 1, 1970 and were in existence for only a few years. They closed their doors on December 23, 1992. During those years they released at least 8 well known patterns all decorated in 22 karat gold. We could not find any information on why they closed but we did find that their patterns don’t have names, just letters and numbers.