Posted 2 months ago
This green glass pitcher is 8.25" high x 4" in diameter. It is not marked. Not sure if it was blown in a mold or done by hand. I am leaning toward hand blown as I think I can see the remains of a pontil mark but the bottom appears to have been hot worked. It is very reminiscent of Wayne Husted's design for Blenko.
The base does not look like Blenko, Bischoff or Rainbow to me, however, as all of those makers have fairly prominent pontil marks on their pitchers. The color reminds me of Blenko, but many West Virginia glass houses got their glass blanks from the same sources so their colors can be similar. Pretty sure it is American, just not sure of the maker. Maybe Pilgrim, Kanawha or Fayette, though I haven't seen enough examples of Fayette glass to be sure of what the range of marks on their glass looked like. I have only one piece of Fayette glass in my collection a tall mold swung vase. Any thoughts on who made this pitcher?
One of three finds today... I went back for the Bischoff bowl/ashtray I saw on Wednesday but it was gone. The person who manages the store did not remember selling it, so someone probably swiped it! This pitcher was $2.