Covered Jug

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Object Name: 
Covered Jug
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
79.3.1202
Dimensions: 
(a&b) H: 17.3 cm; (a) H: 15.6 cm, D: 11.6 cm, W: 15.9 cm; (b) H: 13.2 cm, D: 10.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1775-1800
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Primary Description: 
Colorless, transparent ruby non-lead glass; blown, pattern- molded. (a) Ovoid form, with cylindrical rim; patterned with molded stylized flowers, scrolls and ovals; with a free-standing heart-shaped decoration in the base, formed of a rod with spiral red threads inside, with pincered colorless trailings on the sides; applied hollow loop handle, curled at the lower terminal; thick disk foot with flared rim; rough pontil mark. (b) Domed form, with rounded rim and tapered, inset brim; fancy heart- shaped finial, formed of a rod with spiral red threads inside, with pincered colorless trailings on the side, and twisted pincered leaf on top; mounted on three disks; rough pontil mark inside the lid, below the finial.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
Glassmaking History in Drinking Vessels (1941-08) p. 82 top;