Antique EAPG New Martinsville Horseshoe Daisy Pitcher - Magnificent Pressed Glass- Ca. 1912-1922
This lovely glass pitcher was manufactured by New Martinsville Glass Manufacturing Company, New Martinsville, W. Virginia, during the early twentieth century. It was first introduced in 1912 as a new pattern known as Line No. 717, now known as Horseshoe Daisy.
From what I have learned from James Measell's book "New Martinsville Glass, 1900-1944" this pattern was made in Ruby Stain with Gold Highlights and an all crystal pitcher/jug without any stain or embellishments. Further information shows pictures of the pitcher without the ice lip spout that this one has. However, in 1917 New Martinsville published Price Lists of their wares and Line No. 717 shows a listed price of a Jug and an Ice Jug. I believe the Ice Jug pitcher is like the one I have listed here but, there was no picture to verify it. I have also researched internet web sites and all of the water pitchers/jugs I have seen (two or three) have the ice lip spout.
Sigh, glass is always such a mystery but that is what makes it interesting and fun!
This piece has no damage that I can see or feel. There are the usual manufacturing flaws like, bubbles, inclusions (straw marks), and there is a small amount of wear on the bottom. The Pitcher weighs 4 lbs 5 ounces before packaging so it is a heavy weight. There are no chips, dings, stains, scratches, or repairs.
Due to the ingredients and the chemical formula used that went into making this pitcher, it has turned a light lavender gray over many years. I don't think it was artificially purpled as almost all of the Horseshoe Daisy pitchers I have seen, have this gray lavender look to them. The color will probably become darker and more purple if exposed to ultraviolet light.
It measures 8" Tall, 5-1/8" across the top from side to side, and 9" from front to back including spout and handle. Will hold about a quart and a half or a little more.
This is such a pretty pattern and it can be ready to go in a jiffy. Don't let this one get away.
Thanks for looking.