Beautiful Antique Crystal Lead Glass Pitcher. A fine Master piece of earlier AMERICAN BRILLIANT CUT GLASS. It has unmatched clarity and Brilliance. If you tap it lightly it will answer with a bell-like ring.
The style, weight etc of this pitcher shows that it is probably an earlier piece. It is old and used, no cracks, chipping and roughness on the lip and around the body, nothing major. It can be polished, it does not detract from the beauty of the piece. With Top:4.5 inch. Bottom: 5 " X 5 " inch.
Cut leaded crystal (or cut glass) has three distinguishing characteristics: a bell-like ring when gently tapped with the finger, a clarity and brilliance unmatched by pressed or molded imitations, and weight noticeably greater than the same sized piece made of unleaded glass. America's Brilliant Cut Glass is appropriately named, for that is literally what it is.
The cutting is brilliant because it is sharp and deep, reflecting light from highly polished surfaces. It is deep because it was made from leaded crystal that was beautiful in its clarity even though thick enough to be cut in high relief.
Imaginative designers improved upon traditional motifs, arranging them in varying ways to provide for optimum reflective surfaces. American Brilliant Period cut glass was the end product of talented, resourceful craftsmen who capitalized on new glass technology, using new cutting methods made possible with electric powered cutting tools - all at a time when beautiful handmade articles were more appreciated than their machine made counterparts. The item "Beautiful Antique Leaded Crystal Lead Glass Pitcher Brilliant Cut Glass" is in sale since Thursday, June 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Glassware\Cut Glass\Vintage". The seller is "2015-niehe" and is located in Downey, California.
This item can be shipped to United States.