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For some info on some of the largest (documented) punchbowls, see the article by LindaJo Hare in The Hobstar article, November 2010 "Who Cut the Biggest Punch Bowl?" .
The author says:
“there were other massive pieces of glass of cut glass assembled for giant vases and lamps (an article in progress) and a few other oddities such as the Fry Company Liberty Bell, now at the CMoG.
I can attest to the fact that the Libbey 1904 punchbowl is the most intricately cut huge item--probably of all the previously mentioned items. I've attached a photo from my file for your enjoyment. “
Brief list of large punchbowls
1848? Sweeney(WV) 225 pounds after cutting current location: Oglebay Museum, Wheeling
1893 J. Hoare displayed at the 1893 Columbian Exposition, Chicago 24” diameter
1898 Libbey designed for President McKinley, current location unknown 18” diameter, in 2 parts; weighed 75 pounds after cutting
1904 Libbey displayed at the 1904 St. Louis Exposition, 25” diameter; weighed 143 lbs after cutting current location: Toledo Museum of Art
1904? Union Glass Works (MA) commissioned by Tiffany & Co. 3” tall; 27: diameter, weighed 150 pounds after cutting
1893 Phoenix Gl.Works 1893 Columbian Exposition, Chicago 21” diameter
1893 Straus (NYC) 1893 Columbian Exposition, Chicago: Egg of Columbus set tray underneath was 26” in diameter
1897 J.S. O’Connor (PA) shown in NYC showroom 18” diameter
1905 Fry (PA) 1905 Lewis & Clark Exposition 6 piece, 5’ tall punch bowl on a stand; 20” in diameter