Overall: 7 x 6 x 5 in. ( 17.8 x 15.2 x 12.7 cm )
Amber blown non-lead glass jug with so-called "lily-pad" decoration; spherical form with short cylindrical neck with tooled finish and applied handle, with second gather of glass tooled up into seven peaks; applied disc foot with pincered edge and pontil mark.
Decoration consisting of a gather around the base of the vessel, which has been drawn upward in four or more projections with rounded ends. Lily-pad decoration was introduced to America by German glassworkers. It became popular in New England, New York, and New Jersey in the second quarter of the nineteenth century. This piece is probably a late example of lily-pad glass, though there is also the possibility that it might be a reproduction crafted for the collector's market.
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
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