Some Pictures of Free-Blown American Pitchers

With the news and recent post of the Sandor Fuss acquisition (read: Stunning Historic Pitcher added to Fuss Collection) of an early American free-blown Connecticut Pitcher, I went a litter deeper on-line to find similar examples. Most so far are with the provenance of George S. McKearin and are on display at the Corning Museum of Glass.

Free-blown with applied and tooled decoration Pitcher - makers Lockport Glass Works | Lancaster Glass Works (possibly Lancaster) about 1840-1860, Clear gray-blue – Corning Museum of Glass (Ex: George S. McKearin)

Free-blown with applied and tooled decoration Pitcher - maker Lancaster Glass Works about 1840-1860, Brilliant deep aquamarine – Corning Museum of Glass

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

Pitcher in deep rich green; free-blown with applied and tooled decoration; globular body, short cylindrical neck flaring at rim with broad lip, upper neck and rim threaded; applied circular foot of irregular width and with wide-spaced crimps; rough pontil mark; applied heavy loop handle with crimped and turned-back end - made Southern New Jersey - circa 1800-1899 - Corning Museum of Glass - ex: George S. McKearin

Pitcher - Saratoga (Mountain) Glass Works, Saratoga, New York, Bottle Amber; free-blown; applied and tooled globular body, wide neck spreading at top, shallow lip; applied small, sloping, crimped foot; rough pontil mark; upper neck and rim threaded, circa - 1844-1865 - Corning Museum of Glass (Ex: George S. McKearin)

South Jersey Glass Pitcher (Juno’s pitcher) Free blown pitcher with tooling around rim and applied handle. H: 5 1/2 “ Early 19th Century, South Jersey or New York State - The Allaire Collection

Pitcher - Boston and Sandwich Glass Company, about 1825-1835 Clear glass; blown-three-mold; ovoid body with concave base having rough pontil mark, wide neck flaring to rim and deeply pinched lip; solid applied handle with heavy medial rib; patterned probably in quart decanter mold in GIII-26 sunburst pattern. Corning Museum of Glass - McKearin 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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