This pitcher is cut in Libbey’s own variation of the Ellsmere pattern. You can see another great example of this pattern I’m offering here. The pitcher is signed on the handle with the Libbey saber trademark.
The most noticeable portion of this pitcher is certainly the upper third. It consists of that awesome notched prism Libbey is so well known for. They combine it with large panels of triple miter cane. I love how the notched prism seamlessly meets silvery crosshatching. This portion of the pattern mets octagonal hobstars. The lower third of the pitcher is finished with bursting fan cutting that alternates with deep and more shallow miters. The base of the pitcher is finished with a rayed star while the handle is triple notched.
The pitcher appears to be in perfect condition (just a tiny fleabite to one of the nothces on the handle) and measures 8 7/8″ tall and 5 1/8″ wide. It’s actually quite heavy and appears to be the exact same blank that Hawkes cut Queens on – which if you’ve ever seen one, is top quality.
Pattern: Ellsmere Variation
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