Stunning antique cut glass water pitcher from the 1800-1850 period. This is an American piece, done in the Bakewell style and most likely from the Philadelphia or Pittsburgh area. Done in the Anglo-Irish tradition of early American glass, this piece is leaded glass with beautiful cut diamonds on the surround, horizontal vessica cutting beneath, 3 cut "windows" in the upper portion, cut ovals on the rim, vessica cuts beneath the spout, annealed handle, and rayed cut bottom. It stands 6 3/4" tall and is approximately 5 1/2" in diameter at center (excluding handle). Water-white blank and in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, cloudiness. A fine piece of early American glassware. We've shown it beside a c.1800 Bakewell decanter to give you an idea of size and look (decanter is not included).
The pitcher weighs a bit over 2 lbs before packing, and shipping will be via USPS Priority Mail.