Just found this large old jug. Found a very similar example in Millers Glass guide, says ice-glass c 1890. That one is just Cranberry, mine has a lovely fading to clear. Handles are just the same, moulded ribbed pattern.
Any ideas of origin? Stourbridge perhaps, somethings making me think it may be American? Maybe its because it resembles amberina glass.?
Its 9 1/2 inches tall. The texture is rough and crackly, and feels like sugar granules all over it.