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Ice Pitcher

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Colorless glass
DATES ca. 1877-1885
DIMENSIONS 12 x 7 1/2 x 7 in. (30.5 x 19.1 x 17.8 cm)
MARKINGS no marks
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Ice pitcher, colorless glass, made using Venetian-inspired, "ice glass" technique; classical cylindrical bowl which slopes inward at neck and opens into trefoil rim; applied handle is made of twisted, reeded glass; behind applied handle is glass pouch or bladder in which ice was placed so as not to dilute contents of pitcher; opening of glass pouch is decorated with an applied band of twisted colorless glass. CONDITION: Very good. No apparent physical or inherent instabilities. No cracks, crazing or hairline fractures - all points of attachments appear strong. Small open cracks on bottom end where pontil was attached. Interior bottom contains layer of dirt, which warrants some cleaning.
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