Victorian art glass pitcher, 8 3/4"high. It has white opalescent stripes, an applied reeded glass handle and neatly ground and polished pontil. The pitcher is enameled on both front and back with painted birds highlighted in gilt, and multi-colored flowers.
The former owner, a long time collector of Victorian glass, attributes this piece to Moser, or possibly Phoenix glass.
No cracks or nicks, but there is some wear to the gilt on the birds and again on the upper rim. There is a close-up of the applied handle; you will see a slight bump on the handle, an inclusion within the handle and slight discoloring at the lower application area.
A lovely piece, circa 1885. Please note that this pitcher is clear and white. In the photos, it is shown on both black and white backgrounds.
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