For auction is a piece of early American art glass that was made by New England Glass Works of Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is a water pitcher and the pattern is known as inverted thumbprint although sometimes referred to as optic. It measures approximately 7 1/2" tall and is 7 1/2" in diameter at the bulge or belly of this lovely piece to the outside arch of the handle.
The pitcher has a clear base with an acid etched finish to the bottom two thirds of the vase with an inverted thumbprint all over design that goes all the way to the top lip. There is an amber staining to the top third of the pitcher which has a square or four cornered lip. There is also an applied reeded handle with this same staining that appears to retain most of its original color and iridescence.
The pitcher is in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks or dings. The staining remains mostly intact but I can see that this piece was used. There are some minor scuff marks along the base where this piece rests and is to be expected considering the age and use of this piece. There is also a bubble burst on the handle that I have pictured up close. I originally thought this was a chip however I examined it under a loop and it happened in manufacturing. There are no sharp edges on it and does not take away from the elegance of this lovely piece of
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