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490. Fine Irish Waterford Hand Cut Full Lead Crystal Water Jug Pitcher Circa 1850
An Irish Heavy Gauge Deep Hand Cut Full Lead Crystal Water Jug or Pitcher of baluster form with applied tapering swan neck facet cut handle. Circa 1850, possibly made by the original Waterford Glass Works, or could be of Cork Glass origin.
The main lower entire body with a meticulously executed hobnail cut pattern, the top rim with reeded detail, the circular base with star cut pattern.
Condition: This piece is offered in original very good condition, with no evidence of any losses to crystal, no inside clouding, wonderful evidence of age wear at base.
Height: (entire) 7.5” (19cm). Width: (at widest). 7.5” (19cm).
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
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NOTE: See “IRISH GLASS” by Phelps Warren, pages 226 & 236 which shows similar jugs which seem to have been made in Cork.
This is a wonderful example of rare early Irish Crystal of very fine quality in exceptional condition for such an early piece.
Catalogued by Patrick Howard.