Massive Pitcher by Elmira No. 100 Pattern – SOLD
This is a gigantic pitcher cut by Elmira Cut Glass in their popular and highly skilled 100 design. This is one of the more popular patterns of the Brilliant Period.
Vesicas of cane frame all four sides of a giant hobstar on the perimeter of this pitcher. They hold another smaller hobstar towards the upper portion of the design, which has two fans at top. The rest of the pattern has a crosshatched field with 3 splits which is the tell-tale sign this is Elmira’s 100 design. The neck of the pitcher is cut with step cutting and a triangular field of crosshatching and a fan – a typical way for Elmira to finish a pitcher. The handle is triple notched and the base is finished with a 24-point hobstar.
The pitcher is extremely large, measuring 9 3/4″ tall, 7 1/2″ wide and weighs 7.5 lbs. It’s much larger than most pitchers of the period and a fine example on an extremely clear and bright blank.