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Hi, I found this beautiful blue-green pitcher/jug with a raised design and pontil mark on bottom. I googled it and did an image search with no luck. Hopefully one of you has seen something similar. I only paid $2.00 for it and i love it. Thank you in advance for any help.
Hi Dana, What is the size on your jug? That would be helpful to try to figure out who made this one. The color is unusual, but I've seen it before. In American Depression glass this or close to it was called "Teal or Ultramarine". Companies such as Imperial Glass and Jeanette Glass both have this color and there were a few more as well.
If I had to guess, I'd say your piece is later, (post modern - ca. 1970's to now). Pilgrim, Colonial, Blenko, Rainbow and I think Virginia/West Virginia Glass companies all dealt in the pretty little pitcher's like yours. You would need to do some research to figure out who did the Blown Glass pontil's first, to try and narrow it down. Off hand, I know that Blenko and LE Smith Glass both did blown, and I think some of the others above, did as well.
The other option of course is that it isn't USA at all, and could be from Europe or Asia, though I kinda doubt it. I've not seen this color in the imports, so hopefully it has a bit of age.
Good Luck and Let us know if you learn more!
Hi Vicki, Thank you for your information. The pitcher is 8 1/4" in height and 8 1/2" wide, it is not round, from side where the spout is, it is only roughly 3 1/2" wide. Please see additional pics. Thanks again, Dana
How many cups, pints or quarts does it hold? Your pics show 2 mold marks which indicate the pontil is decorative only (not hand blown). It is not depression glass. I agree with Vicki on age, 1970s-now.
You are a math whiz, Tom! Isn't there an equation for the dimensions provided?
I have never been good at setting up equations but it seems like there is some sort of geometry formula that could narrow it down. ;)
A math whiz? If I could compute volume I wouldn't ask for it. Much simpler for Dana to fill it with water, using a measuring cup. Can't determine value if we don't know how much it holds.
That is very interesting and good to know.
Ok, Dana...Tom wants to know the volume of agua that your aqua pitcher holds. The measuring cup and water idea sounds easy enough?