Libbey’s Lorraine is a seldom seen design, but it’s even rare on standup pieces – it’s normally found on bowls, trays, and plates. I think it displays beautifully in this form. Lorraine was likely designed by William C. Anderson.
I think the use of crosshatching in this design is particularly effective – they use it not only to frame most of the motifs, but also to create movement – like a shooting star look or a swaying scallop at the top of the pitcher. The rim is obviously particularly unusual with a seamless transition of pattern right up to the edge with clear scallops and straight-line cutting leading to the sway of crosshatching. Two “shooting” stars are cut across the front of the pitcher with two kite-shapped fields of diamond-point hexad dividing them. The handle of the pitcher is triple notched and the base is a rayed star.
This is a true cut glass rarity and should be considered for the advanced collector. The pitcher measures 9″ tall and 5 1/4″ wide and is in perfect condition.
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