This water set features a large pitcher and 4 water glasses in the Buttons and Arches with Band pattern. The set was made by Geo. Duncan & Sons around 1897. The pitcher and glasses have a wide frosted band or girdle around the center. There is gold trim above and below the band. There are no chips or cracks in the pitcher and there is one tiny flake on one of the glasses just below the rim in the area where some of the gold has been worn away at the top.
The pitcher is 11.5 inches tall to the tip of the spout. At the top opening, it is a little more than 4 inches across the front opening and 4 inches across the back. The width from the handle to the spout is about 6.5 inches (more or less). The handle is applied. The 4 glasses are 3.75 tall and 3 inches across.
The pitcher has some minimal scratches to the ruby stain, but overall is in very good condition for its age. Some of the gold around the center band is gently worn or maybe when the gold was applied was not quite completed because of trying avoid over painting on the white band.
There are 4 glass. The glasses are 3.75 tall and 3 inches across. All 4 glasses have lots of wear to the gold around the rim. Most of the scratches in the ruby stain are near the top of the glass where the gold has been worn off. Gold around the upper and lower portion of the frosted band has wear as well on the glasses. Only one of the glasses still has most of the gold around the center band. While the gold around the rim is not fully intact on any of the glasses, one has more gold remaining than the others.
The set has bottom wear, as would be expected on a set made in the 1890s. The crystal still sparkles and has no cloudiness. The pitcher is in very good condition and the glasses are in fair condition with wear to the gold being the most prominent issue. The pieces have been black light tested and fluoresce under the UV.
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Item ID: PW561