Wonderful old water pitcher believed to have been made by Tiffin. It has large colonial thumbprints impressed around the bottom with cut icicles or ribs just above. There are long stems coming up out of the ribs at various heights with a fancy star at the top of each stem, almost like flowers, but shaped like stars. There is an impressed star on the very bottom.
I have searched high and low to identify this pattern but have never found another quite like it. The shape of the pitcher is just like some of the vintage 1920's Tiffin pieces. With this in mind, I contacted the Tiffin Glass Collector's Club and asked their opinion. I was told that there is a good chance that this is Tiffin as the glass blank looks to be Tiffin and, even though the cutting is undocumented, it could very well have been done by Tiffin. So, there you have it!
There is a documented cutting #17594-5 by Tiffin which is very similar to this design. It has cut stars and vertical ribs but the stars are a little different and there are no 'stems' coming out of the ribs.
The glass turns a deep yellow when subjected to a black light, attesting to its old age.
Measurements: 8-7/8" tall at the highest spots on either side of the spout. I put 40 ounces (5 cups) of water in the pitcher and it had about an inch of room left at the low handle side. Measures 5-1/8" across the bottom; about 7-1/2" wide spout plus handle. Would make a beautiful wine pitcher!
Weight: 2 pounds, 9 ounces.
This pitcher is in Very Good condition with no chips or cracks and the glass has no cloudiness to it. When you hold the pitcher up to the light, you can see some scattered long scratches in the mid-section and just above the cut design which you can also see in some of the photos, not bad at all. Very attractive beauty!