12 x 7 1/2 x 7 in. (30.5 x 19.1 x 17.8 cm) (show scale)
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H. Randolph Lever Fund
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Boston and Sandwich Glass Company. Ice Pitcher, ca. 1877-1885. Colorless glass, 12 x 7 1/2 x 7 in. (30.5 x 19.1 x 17.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 1993.33. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1993.33_PS5.jpg)
side, 1993.33_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2012
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Ice pitcher, colorless glass, made using Venetian-inspired, "ice glass" technique; classical cylindrical bowl which slopes inward at neck and opens into trefoil rim; applied handle is made of twisted, reeded glass; behind applied handle is glass pouch or bladder in which ice was placed so as not to dilute contents of pitcher; opening of glass pouch is decorated with an applied band of twisted colorless glass.
CONDITION: Very good. No apparent physical or inherent instabilities. No cracks, crazing or hairline fractures - all points of attachments appear strong. Small open cracks on bottom end where pontil was attached. Interior bottom contains layer of dirt, which warrants some cleaning.
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