Stunning Historic Pitcher added to Fuss Collection

Footed pitcher blown in Hartford County, Connecticut - circa 1815 - Fuss Collection

Hi Ferdinand,

Attached are two pictures of my most recent acquisition. I have actually known about this piece for some time. However, it was at this past Baltimore show where I saw a beautiful blown glass creamer with Mark Vuono that I really started thinking about this piece. I do not have any free blown early American glass in the collection but Mark’s beautiful cobalt blue creamer was so stunning that I decided to call Jeff Noordsy upon my return to see if he still had this piece. Lucky for me he did. Furthermore, I had a long conversation at Baltimore with Holly Noordsy about the beauty and quality of this type of material, which I had not thought about in all of the years I have been collecting bottles. She really opened my eyes to this stuff and that is the main reason that I am sharing this piece with you and all of the people who look at your incredible web site.

The piece is unique, early, beautiful, perfect and best of all it fits in with my other bottles.



The following is a description from Noordsy:

The footed pitcher was blown in Hartford County, CT, C. 1815. Similar pitchers can be found in the Sturbridge Museum and the Toledo Museum of Art, though in deep olive amber. This example is fresh to the market and the only known pitcher of its type blown in this beautiful shade of green bottle glass. It is a staggering achievement that successfully blends form and function with stunning beauty.


Footed pitcher blown in Hartford County, Connecticut - circa 1815 - Fuss Collection

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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3 Responses to Stunning Historic Pitcher added to Fuss Collection

  1. Froggy says:

    Superb form. I love the threading and the way the footed base elevates the piece for optimum viewing…as if a “display accessory”. Sandor, when are we coming over for lemonade?

  2. RCGLASS says:

    I knew the piece from earlier correspondence and can attest, it is a “Slayer”. Congrats to Jeff & Holly and now Sandor. Bravo!

  3. Jeff Noordsy says:

    Not an easy one to part with!!!!

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