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Lot 1666
PILLAR-MOLDED MOLASSES PITCHER, colorless lead glass, cone form with eight pronounced ribs, an applied convex neck ring, and an applied hollow handle, polished pontil mark, original Britannia hinged top. Attributed to the Pittsburgh area, probably M'Kee & Brother(s). 1850-1870. 9 1/2" HOA, 7 1/4" to collar, 4 3/4" DOA base.
Sizeable interior bruise originating from an exterior impact, some solder repair to the lid, minor overall wear.
Provenance: From the Donald Hughes estate collection, Greenville, VA.
Catalog note: The M'Kee & Brother(s) catalogs of 1859/60 and 1864 illustrate nearly identical examples. That were referred to as "Cone Pillar Molasses Pitchers." The M'Kee pitchers came with tin or Britannia tops.

Condition

Sizeable interior bruise originating from an exterior impact, some solder repair to the lid, minor overall wear.

Starting Bid

$20.00

Buyer's Premium

  • 24.5%

PILLAR-MOLDED MOLASSES PITCHER

Estimate $50 - $100Sep 30, 2017
2177 Green Valley Lane
Mt. Crawford, VA 22841
United States
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