A wonderful blown glass water set with fantastic enamel decoration, circa 1890. Not certain of the maker of this set but I feel it is English, probably Webb or Stevens & Williams. The pitcher does however have the "duckbill" spout which was used extensively by the Phoenix Art Glass Company in America. The opaque glass changes with different light from a creamy light custard to light tan; similar to fire-glow but lacking the necessary "fire". The enamel decoration is done in autumn shades of brown, tan, gold, gray and creamy white outlined in green and highlighted with gold rims. The flowers, leaves, branches and bird figure are expertly executed. The pitcher stands 8 1/2" tall and the tumblers are 3 3/4". There are no cracks, chips or repairs on this set. The gold trim is worn on all items; there are two small separations in the ruffled edge of the pitcher done during forming; the enameling is near mint. An outstanding set.
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