This water carafe or decanter jug is made of very heavy thick pressed crystal. The jug is also called a "guggler" because of the sound it makes when water is poured from it. The jug never came with a stopper.
The carafe is about 7.75 inches tall. The glass is a little more than .25 thick. The carafe has a pontil mark on the bottom and the rest of the bottom is factory ground smooth. The neck has a honeycomb pattern extending about 3 inches from the rim. Then the jug flares to about 6 inches wide. The base is 6.5 inches across. The carafe has an elaborate pattern featuring hobstars, zippers, fans, and daisies. Deep miters in the design accent the pattern.
The pattern is Marjorie, Near Cut 2631. This was the new pattern for the 1905 season for Cambridge Glass. Cambridge had its start as National Glass in 1902. Arthur J. Bennett designed many of the company's patterns. The Marjorie pattern was named after Bennett's daughter. The pattern was one of the first Near Cut patterns made by Cambridge. In 1907 Bennett purchased the company.
Marjorie is a Near Cut pattern, one of the Cambridge imitation cut glass designs. "Near Cut" was trademarked in 1903-1904 by Cambridge. The pattern was made in an extended table service including salts, napkin rings, bowls, tankards, cracker jars and many other pieces.
This piece is in exceptionally good condition, with no chips, cracks, dings. The jug is very clear and there is no discoloration in the glass. Although this is pressed glass rather than cut glass, this piece is certainly a rival for cut glass.
The jug will be double boxed and shipped via FedEx Ground or UPS because of the weight.
Item ID: PW718
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