An Absolutley Fabulous example of a mid Victorian
Bristol Blue glass ewer, jug or pitcher.
The body of the piece is slightly fluted or ribbed -
much like The Bristol Glass Museum's earliest piece
- a bowl dating to the mid 1700s.
In excellent condition with only rubbing to the
real gold decoration and trims which should be expected.
Would date to 1870s - somewhere around there.
I haven't been able to capture the true cobalt colour
(that is known as Bristol Blue) in the photos unfortunately.
It is decorated with hand applied white enamel
stylised flowers and a stylish and functional
applied clear glass handle.
The remains of the pontil protrudes defiantely
from the base and the undeniable evidence of
age is etched to the base's edges as would be
expected in a genuine piece.
It stands 21cm or 8 1/4 inches to the top of
the handle and its large bulbous body makes it
quite a substantial piece of Bristol Blue glass.