Crystal Glass Company (Bridgeport, Ohio). <em>Pitcher (Alaskan scene)</em>, 1867. Glass, 9 3/4 x 8 3/4 x 5 in. (24.8 x 22.2 x 12.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.209a. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.209a_bw.jpg)

Pitcher (Alaskan scene)

Artist:Crystal Glass Company

Medium: Glass

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Dimensions: 9 3/4 x 8 3/4 x 5 in. (24.8 x 22.2 x 12.7 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 40.209a

Image: 40.209a_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Colorless pressed glass pitcher; en suite with goblets 40.209b-c. Cylindrical body tapers toward bottom; supported on short round pedestal base; top edge swoops up to form wide spout and undulating rim; opposing handle formed by strip of applied molten glass. Body decorated with three Alaskan scenes in frosted glass: a seal resting on an iceberg in the water; a seal a seal on an iceberg with a second seal poking its head out of the water; a large polar bear standing on the ice. These three registers are framed by a frosted border simulating ice.

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