This is the best cider pitcher I’ve ever seen. It’s oversized, extremely heavy (nearly 7 pounds) and on the best quality blank. Add to that that it’s cut in Egginton’s rare, 1-1 Genoa pattern and you have a superlative example of Brilliant Cut Glass. It is signed with the Egginton trademark on the base.
The Genoa pattern displays beautifully on this pitcher and what’s particularly nice is – because of the wide mouth you can view the pattern from both the interior and exterior of the piece easily. An enormous hobstar cluster, made up of 12 hobstars engulfing a larger central one covers each side of the pitcher. On every other smaller hobstar, there is a small field with crosshatching. The hobstar clusters are divided by two bands of cane flanking a chain of hobstars separated by large “X’ed” miters. This exact chain is repeated entirely on the handle of the pitcher making for complete continuity of the pattern. It’s breathtaking. The base of the pitcher is covered in a giant 24 split-point hobstar.
The pitcher is in wonderful condition but does have a flake to a miter on the base hobstar – obviously, this doesn’t affect how the piece displays. The piece measures just under 7″ tall. 6 1/8″ in diameter and weighs nearly 7 pounds! Again, the glass quality and cutting on this piece is unparalleled. If there is a better cider pitcher out there, I have not seen it.
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