A lovely antique Victorian era Lemonade Pitcher.
Clear with handpainted little white flowers, white and blue dots. Bands of gold along the center and along the ruffled top. Gold peaks over the florals.
Purchased at an estate auction where it was attributed to Coudersport:
There were three glass makers that operated at Coudersport Pa. from 1900 - 1904. The Webb brothers had both a glass tile factory and a decorative glass company there. Then Harry Bastow opened the Bastow Glass Co. He brought with him the Fenton brothers to manage the decorating and art glass manufacturing. The Coudersport Glass Works was destroyed by fire in 1904 and was never rebuilt. The Fenton brothers went on to establish their own fine glass company.
This pitcher measures 10" tall. It holds 3 quarts liquid.
There are many air bubbles and a large straw mark in the glass. There is significant wear to the gold embellishments. The enamel florals and dots have withstood time well. No chips or cracks.