Boston and Sandwich Glass Company. <em>Ice Pitcher</em>, 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)

Ice Pitcher

Artist:Boston and Sandwich Glass Company

Medium: Colorless glass

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1877–1885

Dimensions: 12 x 7 1/2 x 7 in. (30.5 x 19.1 x 17.8 cm)


Accession Number: 1993.33

Image: 1993.33_PS5.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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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