England, Ireland, or possibly Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
7-3/16 in x 7-1/2 in x 5-1/16 in (dia)
Colorless lead glass
Historic Odessa Foundation, gift of Mrs. John T Geoghegan
The body of this blown glass pitcher tapers to the bottom. At the wide shoulder, the pitcher curves inward to the slightly flared neck. The large spout is opposite a plain, applied handle. The rim, which curves downward towards the handle, has a sawtooth-cut edge except at the spout and near the handle. The pitcher is ornately cut in a variation of strawberry-diamond decoration within a panel defined by vertical grooves. The rear of the pitcher is uncut. The spout has draped grooves, and the body is faceted around to bottom. A sixteen-point star is cut into the underside. For comparison to a rounder example Bakewell glass from Pittsburgh, see no. 51 in Arlene Palmer, Artistry and Innovation in Pittsburgh Glass, 1808-1882 (2005).