ITEM 6145. BLOWN GLASS PITCHER,
brilliant orange amber, cylindrical with stove-pipe neck, simulated
threading and applied solid glass handle with thumb rest, pontil
scar, 6 ¼"H, sheared and tooled mouth with pour spout,
mint. American, probably blown at a New Jersey Glass House, possibly
the work of Joel Duffield, C.1840, rare.
Distinguished by a handle reminiscent of 18th century construction,
this exemplary pitcher is obviously the work of a master gaffer
with an eye for quality and traditional design. The pitcher is
blown from a crude gather of brilliant orange amber bottle glass
and formed to perfection. And, with its bold proportions and
clean lines, the piece would stand tall in any collection of
early glass or period decorative arts.