This is a Bohemian art glass jug or pitcher dating to the 19th century, circa 1890, and hand enameled in white, sometimes known as Florentine Cameo, emulating the masterful English cameo glass pieces from the same time period.
The pitcher is 7 ¾” high and 6 ½” wide at the belly.
The color of the glass is one I haven’t seen before and gets darker at the neck. The color looks like a combination of yellow, green and brown. You can view this color in the book by Ray and Lee Grover titled “Art Glass Nouveau” on page 179. The glass depicted is English, however the color is the same.
The handle is clear satin and applied. The shape of the pitcher is a round bulbous body with a thick neck and tiny spout.
The white enamel shows a bird perched on a long stem with large leaves and smaller flowers. There is more white foliage on the back side of the pitcher.
The rim of the mouth is round. It has a few indentations that are smooth, so it is original to the glassmaking process.
The bottom underside shows a lot of age wear. The white shows some wear and discoloration in tiny areas. The pontil is round, indented and polished smooth. I saw a little glass bubble in there somewhere. An old piece of glass with normal types of things due to the age, however there are no chips, cracks or nicks.
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