Massive and Meticulous Pitkin and Brooks Mayflower Pitcher – SOLD
Pitkin and Brooks’ Mayflower pattern is quickly becoming one of my favorite patterns. Every piece I find in this pattern is on the best quality blank, with the most meticulous cutting and polishing. While this may seem like hyperbole, it is anything but. It’s consistently one of the highest quality and most beautiful patterns every produced. This pitcher in an incredible piece of glass and weighs nearly ten pounds. The cutting is superb and there are few, if any, higher quality pieces out there.
The sides of the pitcher include two deeply cut hobstars. These hobstars hobstar has an interior hobstar that has 5-miters per points. Look through your own collection and see how often you see a hobstar like that. The hobstar are separated by a large panel of russian cutting running down the length of the pitcher. The russian cutting is surrounded on either side by notched prism. The front of the pitcher is covered head to toe in the most tightly cut, detailed pattern. Both the top and bottom have two diamond shaped fields with 14 tiny hobstars each. These fields are topped with cane cutting and surrounded on all four sides by vesicas of crosshatching. These two diamonds meet in the center where there are bands of cane and two additional small hobstars. The spout is fluted and notched. The handle is made from a giant glob of glass and is triple notched. A giant 24-point hobstar covers the base.
The blank of this piece is superbly clear and measures 12 5/8″ tall and 6 3/8″ wide across the base. The blank is very thick and heavy and the piece is in perfect condition. The new owner of this pitcher will be completely smitten with this piece and it will surely show up any pitcher in its proximity.