Here is a striking piece of EAPG in Richards and Hartley's Cupid and Venus pattern. Also known as Guardian Angel and Minerva, its OMN was Richards and Hartley No. 500 and it was manufactred circa 1875, later c. 1891 by the US Glass Co. Please see Reilly and Jenks' Early American Pattern Glass collectors ID and Price Guide, pp 124-25 for reference. The intricate design needs no description -- it is unmistakable and universal in its appeal. This is the footed milk pitcher -- it holds one quart of liquid. There are no chips or cracks to the glass, which shows good clarity. Marks from normal use are present. One nail-catcher, not 1/8" long, is noted on one side of the spout. An area of excess glass is also present on the underside of the spout. An annealing mark is present in the bottom of the pitcher's bowl, and mold roughness is noted. The base shows a lovely ring of wear, and the glass shows several areas of bubbles which, to me, add to the charm of this pretty old piece. The milk pitcher measures 7 7/8" across from tip of the spout to edge of the handle, the body is approx. 7 1/2" high (7 3/4" to the spout) and approx. 3 3/4" across the base. It weighs over 2 lbs.
A nice example of this popular old EAPG pattern -- for the breakfast table, or for display!
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