I know very little about glass, just have a few odd pieces which appeal to me, and this has me totally baffled.http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-3548http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-3549http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-3550
The jug is 12 inches tall and weighs 1.5 pounds, the glass is 5 inches tall and weighs 4 ounces. No makers marks.
It seems, at least to me, a quality piece; a classical, elegant shape with a very nice amber gold or ruby colour (depends on light).
I believe it to be free blown, there are no mould marks and it has the individuality that comes with a hand made piece.
In fact, it may have too much individuality:
- there is a noticeable asymetry to the shoulders and the top of the handle is not square with the spout.
- there are air inclusions in the glass
- there are wavy striations in the glass at the shoulder probably caused when the gather or parison was rolled and shaped
- the base of one of the glasses (there are 4 extant) is not square and it will rock very slightly
Any information as to make, age and purpose will be greatly appreciated.