This champagne pitcher, cut in what is one of the finest renditions of the Russian pattern, was made by J. Hoare. Hoare pioneered ABP glass and often cut unusual shapes like this in their early days. This exact piece is shown in their catalog on pg. 77.
This version of the Russian pattern is particularly tight and accurate. The pattern runs the entire length of the pitcher and only stops where there is a clear portion for the handle attachment. It’s amazing that the cutter/designer was able to perfectly and proportionally cut the spiked (another Hoare trait) rim to contort to the pattern. It’s also astounding how the pattern never stops and bends itself around a 90 degree angle at the corners. The handle is triple notched and the base finished with a rayed star.
The champagne pitcher is in perfect condition save for tiny chip to an upper corner. It measures 11 3/4″ tall and 3 3/4″ high. The old, wood wheel polish makes the pattern sparkle with mirror like brilliance.
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