ITEM JNH14. BLOWN THREE MOLD
PITCHER, (McK# GV-7), clear flint glass, body formed from a quart-sized
decanter mold, hand tooled pour spout, applied hollow handle
with fancy terminal, pontil scar, 6 7/8"H, tooled rim, a
mint pitcher with a manufacturer's pontil bruise that does not
detract. American, possibly blown at the Boston and Sandwich
Glass Works, Sandwich, MA, 1820-1840, rare. Ex. Frank Jedlicka
This perfectly rendered blown three mold pitcher is clearly the
work of a master gaffer working at the height of his wizardry.
The hollow blown handle is a delight to the eye, as is the tooling
of the mouth and the softly rendered pour spout. The noted pontil
bruise is mentioned solely for accuracy, as this remains a monumental
artistic achievement that would be welcomed in the finest collections.