This piece is simply HUGE! It is definitely the largest bulbous pitcher I’ve ever seen. It is cut in what I believe is Elmira’s No. 17 pattern. The tumbler in the picture is for size comparison purposes only, but it’s hard to wrap your mind or hands around this piece as it’s so large.
The beautiful pattern features a drape-sided hobstar framed on all 4 sides by cane and crosshatching. In between the crosshatching on the bottom portion of the pattern is additional cane. And in between the cane portions on the upper portion of the pattern are richly cut hobstars. It’s really stunning to see in person. The rim treatment is something Elmira did on all of their pitchers – step cutting up to a triangle of crosshatching and a sloping portion of fan. The base of the pitcher features a 24-point hobstar and the handle is triple notched.
The pitcher is on a gorgeous blank and is in perfect condition. The handle attachment has one tiny air bubble in the upper part, but this is not a heat check or crack-it’s perfect! Get your rulers out for this one – it measures 9 1/4″ tall and 7 1/2″ wide! I have never seen another this large so don’t miss this rare opportunity!
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