ITEM 6142. MINIATURE BLOWN GLASS
CREAMER, bluish aquamarine, cylindrical with high shoulders,
abbreviated neck and applied solid glass handle, pontil scar,
2 3/16"H, sheared and fire polished rim with tooled pour
spout, as manufactured with a well disguised flaw behind the
lower handle attachment. American, probably blown at a Midwestern
Glass House, 1820-1840, rare.
It is this little gem's general
form (reminiscent of the pattern and blown molded jugs produced
in 1820s Ohio) and high glass quality that lend it a Midwestern
attribution. Most likely made as a "toy," the jug is
a rare survivor with loads of character.