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Item: 2599 Boston Sandwich Glass, Amberina Pitcher, Tree Bark, Rope Twisted Handle, Nice~~~
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For sale is a lovely early American art glass pitcher that was made by The Boston and Sandwich Glass Company of Sandwich, Mass. The pitcher is made of Amberina glass and has a colorless rope twisted applied handle. The pitcher measures 5 3/4" tall and is approximately 6 1/4" in diameter from the bulge at the belly to the outer edge of the handle. The base of the pitcher measures 2 5/8" in diameter.
The pitcher has a nice bulbous form with a tri-corner ruffled rim with an exaggerated lip for a spout. It has a wonderful free hand applied handle that wraps around the neck of the vessel and then was twisted together while the glass is hot. The end of the rope was then separated to secure the end of the handles in two locations for added support of this lovely piece. The ends of the rope are secured with rosette style clear accents firmly secured to the body of the pitcher. The body of the vessel is done in inverted tree bark pattern and is a rare pattern to find.
The pitcher is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There are some surface scratches on the base where the pitcher rests and some scratches on the body. This is normal for something of this age. The pitcher is not signed but it does display a counter sunk polished pontil on the bottom. This is the finishing mark of a quality piece of art glass. There is a small pontil scar on the edge of the pontil that happened during the finishing process. This is a factory scar and does not show or detract from the piece as it is on the base of the pitcher.
This piece was been made circa 1883-1900.