ITEM 5014. PAIR OF BLOWN THREE
MOLD PITCHERS, (McK #GII-33), clear, globular bodies with applied
solid glass handles, pontil scars, pint and quart, hand-tooled
mouths with pour spouts, both pieces are badly damaged, the pint-sized
pitcher exhibits an early staple repair. American, probably blown
at an Ohio Glass Works, 1820-1840. The pint-sized piece retains
a McKearin label and it is probably the same piece listed in
the Blown Three Mold charts.
Though they are each badly damaged, these fine Blown Three Pitchers
display beautifully and they are two of very few known examples
of their type. The staple repair made to the McKearin piece is
truly wonderful (an obvious reflection of the high regard in
which it was held by an early collector) and it has held a place
of honor in our own collection for a number of years.