This wonderful Early American Pattern Glass Pitcher in the Minerva/Cupid & Venus Pattern is in very fine condition. This exceptional pattern, also known as the Guardian Angel pattern, has raised Cupid and Venus figures surrounded by a beaded medallion on either side of the pitcher. A wonderful geometric design along the circumference of the glass connects both medallions. The pitcher's handle and spout are finely decorated along both sides. The handle sports a large glass thumb rest for better control over pouring. The pedestal base is simple clear glass with a thin band of etched rays at the bottom.
Two companies made this pattern: Richards and Hartley Flint Glass Company 1875-1884 and U. S. Glass Company 1891. The pitcher measures 7 1/4 inches in height, is 4 1/2 inches in diameter at the mouth, and has a 3 ¾ inch diameter base. This lovely pitcher weighs 1 pound and 15 ounces. There are no chips or scratches, or extra ordinary marks on this pitcher as it was well preserved and cared for.
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