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 the ever popular cranberry glass and the pattern is Inverted Thumbprint. The pitcher measures 7 3/4" tall to the top of the handle and 7 1/8" to the top of the pitcher. It is approximately 7" in diameter from the widest part of the bulge to outer edge of the handle. The base of the pitcher measures 3 3/4" in diameter.
The pitcher is a nice full bulbous form with a clear reeded applied handle. The bulge of the vessel is done in the inverted thumbprint pattern and the top 1 3/4" of the pitcher is smooth with no pattern. There are a few air bubbles in this smooth part of the pitcher and is typical of glass that is old. There is also a nicely tooled pour spout for this beauty. There is also a mock foot to this vessel that gives it an appearance that some people mistake this for a piece on EAPG.
The pitcher is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There is are some surface scratches on the underside of the pitcher which is a sign this was a used or displayed piece. It does not detract from the beauty of this piece. 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.
This piece was been made circa 1870-1887.