Maker and Age: Muhlhaus (Bohemian); late 1800s
Details: A fabulous hand blown green glass tankard-shaped pitcher, slightly flared at the bottom, and four straight-sided tumblers with remarkable hand crafted decor covering the front and sides of the pitcher and each of the tumblers. The hand enameled decoration features large gold coralene filled leaves (enhanced with intriguing blue centers) attached to tiny white flowers & branches along with a Mary Gregory forest scene in white enamel providing the focal point of the decor on the pitcher as well as each tumbler; an applied clear glass reeded handle on the pitcher; and raised gold coralene covered bands at the rim and near the base of the pitcher as well as a narrow band of coralene encircling the base of each tumbler. The pontil on the bottom of the pitcher is ground and polished, as are the rim and base of each tumbler.
Pitcher dimensions: 13 inches high X 5 inches diameter; 6 inches across at handle; Tumbler dimensions: 4 inches high X 2.75 inches diameter
Condition: Excellent! The clarity of the glass is outstanding along with beautiful preservation of the gold coralene and other enameling. The only sign of wear is a portion of the gold gilt missing from the rim of each tumbler. Rarely will you find a five piece set like this still together 120 years after production, and certainly not in this super condition.
Shipping: The pitcher set will be shipped via USPS Priority mail with insurance. International customers, please inquire about availability and cost of insured shipping to your location.