We are pleased to offer for sale an Overshot Crackle Glass Pitcher / Jug. It has a hand applied double twisted rope handle with strawberry punts. VERY RARE. They were usually used for Iced Tea and Water. A MUST FOR EVERY VICTORIAN HOME. The Boston Sandwich Glass Factory made these between 1870-1888. They were also made in France / French.
It is all about the rope handle on this pitcher. It is the best you will see. Your eyes go right away to the handle. The workmanship needed to produce this handle is outstanding. Not only is it braided, but twisted and attached at the bottom of each rope with a strawberry punt. The person who blew this pitcher is most likely not the same person who made the handle. There is a line through one of the handles that most likely occurred when it was attached. The handle is sturdy.
The pitcher is 13" tall and 6 1.2" wide. It weighs almost 4 lbs.
Crackle Glass was made by dipping a glob of hot glass into room temperature water, crackling the glass, and then reheating it to seal the cracks.
Overshot glass was made by rolling a partially or fully inflated glob of hot glass on finely ground shards of glass that had been placed on a steel plate called a marver. The glob was then lightly reheated to remove the sharp edges of the ground glass.
Glass is clear. Any white in the photos is from my camera flash. Remember this is an antique that was used. Please examine the photos very carefully to add to my description. Ask all needed questions before purchase. Email any shipping questions. Our shop offers very flexible FREE Layaway plans. Remember to check our store on a regular basis. New items are listed weekly.