Beautiful cranberry glass pitcher with a clear glass reeded handle. The pitcher has a ground pontil mark, made ca. 1850/80s. This is an unusual pitcher due to the square top opening.
Terms often associated with this transparent type of glass are “Ruby” and Rose Red”. The glass possesses a clear, reddish pink color achieved in the early glass of this period by adding small amounts of gold oxide to the pot. Examples that are reheated at low temperatures cast a blue-violet tint.
Cranberry glass was produced from the 1820s to the 1880s in almost everything used in the house: water sets, finger and rose bowls, chalices, decanter, pitchers, etc.
Both free-blown and mold-blown types were manufactured.
Copper placed in a batch, in later years, took the place of the more expensive gold oxide methods. Other cheaper and inferior imitations were produced by using both flashing and staining.
This pitcher is a true original. It has a smoothly ground pontil.
DIMENSIONS: Height: 8” (20.3 cm)
Diameter: 5.5” (14 cm)
CONDITION: Excellent, no chips, cracks or breaks; handle is intact; a very few air bubbles are seen; usage and age related surface scratches (minor) on base.
SHIPPING: all items will be carefully packaged to avoid damage in transit. Most items will be shipped by USPS priority mail; heavy and/or very large items will be shipped by FEDEX.
Rare Cranberry Pitcher, American, 1890/1900
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