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80.2.17 A
Overall H: 23.6 cm, Diam: 15.1 cm
On Display
about 1750-1760
Primary Description: 
Pitcher. Colorless lead glass; blown, applied, cut. Helmet shape, rim cut in a series of arches and cyma curves, pouring spout rounded; cut flutes below the spout, with cut ovals at either side, and bands of large cut diamonds below; triangular cut facets around the rounded base; cut vertical panels at either side of the applied loop handle, with cut scallops on the handle, curled lower terminal; body of the pitcher mounted on a large ball knop; domed foot with cut circular facets on the dome, rim petal-cut; rough pontil mark on the underside of the foot.
Hotspur, Former Collection
A Touch of Glass
Explorers Hall, National Geographic Society 1995-02-15 through 1995-09-15
The Cutting Edge: 200 Years of the Crystal Object
M. H. De Young Memorial Museum 1992-02-22 through 1992-05-17
Toledo Museum of Art 1992-06-30 through 1992-08-22
National Museum of American History 1992-10-03 through 1993-01-24
Denver Art Museum
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
In Sparkling Company: Reflections on Glass in the 18th-century British World (2020) illustrated, p. 21 (fig. 10);
In Sparkling Company: Reflections on Glass in the 18th-century British World (2020) illustrated, p. 21 (fig. 10);
Swarovski: the magic of crystal (1995) p. 49; BIB# 35771
The Cutting Edge: 200 Years of Crystal (1992) p. 146 ff; BIB# 35042
Recent Important Acquisitions, 23 (1981) p. 95, #15; BIB# AI98083