Circa 1944 featured is a scarce and collectible Heisey Crystolite swan-handled pitcher. Pattern # 1503, this pitcher is clearly marked with the Heisey logo, an "H" in a diamond under the foot. It has an elegant handle shaped like a swans neck with the head and beak attached at the bottom. The pitcher itself is embossed with feathers descending down the entire length and width. A beautiful example of Heisey's excellent craftsmanship and apparently the intricateness of the design was the main reason for this short-lived production time. These came with and without an ice lip - this one has one which makes it even more scarce. Condition is excellent without chips, cracks, water stains and little if any wear except for normal bubbles and straw-marks. It measures 9" (H), 9-1/2" (W) handle to lip, 5" wide at the mouth and 3-1/2" wide at the foot.