This is an American amberina art glass tumbler, or mug with a handle, dating to the 19th century, circa 1885. The maker is Joseph Locke, produced when he worked for the New England Glass Company.
I have a matching pitcher in my shop. This specific glass has been identified as being made by Joseph Locke and you can find a pitcher without the gold identified as such in a private collection with a diligent internet search. The mug is a match to the pitcher, though purchased from separate estates at different times, with the same spiral lobes, the same handle and the hand enameled gold foliage.
The mug is 5 ¼” high and 2 5/8” wide at the mouth.
The rim is round and trimmed in gold.
The glass is pale amber at the bottom and flows into a darker cranberry or ruby red color. The handle is also pale amber.
The glass has lobes that spiral to the right. The ridges of the lobes can also be felt on the inside of the mug.
The handle is applied with a raised cross-hatch design. Do note how the handle is applied to the mug at the bottom, with a curl-up on the bottom edge, the same as the pitcher. Glass collectors know to examine the shapes carefully for identification.
The mug may have two mold lines, which are almost impossible to detect in the photos. One vertical mold line is to the left of the enameled foliage, the second is on the other side, to the right of the handle.
The pontil is round, indented and polished, with a small pontil scar on one side.
The gold enameled decoration on the face of the mug is one of flowers, leaves and stems.
There are no chips, nicks or cracks. There is gold wear on the rim due to age. There are a few air bubbles.
American Locke New England Amberina Art Glass Tumbler Mug w Handle Pale Amber to Deep Cranberry Ruby Red Spiral Lobes Gold Painted Leaves Flowers c 1885
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