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Overall H: 38.5 cm; Shoulder Diam: 14 cm; Base Diam: 12.4 cm
On Display
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Clear heavy glass; blown, cut and polished. Pedestal foot surmounted by a flattened knop ovoid body with bulbous swelling at bottom, short cylindrical neck with high lip, ear-shaped handle applied to rim and shoulder. The piece is covered all over with cut and polished lavishly ornamental pattern: the rim of the foot is scalloped, on the foot shell and petal-motifs, on the body swirling broad flutes and a fish-frieze, on neck floral motifs and classical beamed head, the handle imitates a palm tree; on the foot below the handle: "W. Fritsche Stourbridge 1886".
Harry Ehrens, Inc., Source
Edgerton, Mrs. Wright Prescott, Former Collection
City Art Museum of St. Louis, Former Collection
W. Fritsche Stourbridge 1886
Inscription; Date
on the foot below the handle
The Cut and Engraved Glass of Corning, 1868-1940
Corning Museum of Glass 1977-04 through 1977-10
Toledo Museum of Art 1977-11 through 1978-02
English 'Rock Crystal' Glass 1878-1925
Dudley Art Gallery
The Decanter: Ancient to Modern (2018) illustrated, p. 279 (fig. 3);
5000 years of glass (2012) illustrated, p. 198, #253; BIB# 133950
Five Thousand Years of Glass (Rev ed.) (2004) illustrated, pp. 194-195, #248; BIB# 98761
Five Thousand Years of Glass (British Museum Press, Revised) (1999) illustrated, pp. 194-195, #248; BIB# 65713
Five Thousand Years of Glass (Paperback) (1995) illustrated, pp. 194-195, #248; BIB# 27096
Treasures of American Museums (1991) p. 32; BIB# 43474
Glass, 5000 Years (1991) illustrated, pp. 194-195, #248; BIB# 33963
Five Thousand Years of Glass (British Museum Press) (1991) illustrated, pp. 194-195, #248; BIB# 34319
Cinquemila anni di vetro (1991) illustrated, pp. 194-195, #248; BIB# 35145
Masterpieces of Glass: A World History From The Corning Museum of Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 198-199, pl. 91; BIB# 33819
A Short History of Glass (1990 edition) (1990) illustrated, p. 88-89, #78; BIB# 33211
The History of Glass (1989 edition) (1989) illustrated, p. 185; BIB# 150278
The Crystal Arts Fire (1985) p. 3, ill.;
The History of Glass (1984 edition) (1984) illustrated, p. 185; BIB# 22683
English Glass and the Glass used in England, circa 400-1940 (1984) illustrated, p. 207; pl. 55b; BIB# 22835
The Magic of Glass and the Surface of Monaco from Midtec (1983) illustrated, p. 9 (right); BIB# 22508
English Rock Crystal Glass, 1878-1925 (Glass Circle #4) (1982) pp. 20-45, ref. p. 24, ill. p. 38;
Brilliant-cut Glass: A Reinterpretation (1981-01) pp. 86-91, ill. p. 87;
A Short History of Glass (1980 edition) (1980) illustrated, p. 79, #78; BIB# 21161
Antiques (NY Times) (1977-05-06) illustrated, p. 121;
The Cut and Engraved Glass of Corning 1868-1940 (1977) illustrated, p. 41-42, 93, fig. 32, cat. #105; BIB# 28368
English Rock Crystal Glass 1875-1925 (1976) pl. 8a, #18a; BIB# 28212
The Fritsche Ewer (1924-04-15) illustrated
The Fritsche ewer (1886) 4;