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Cream Jug

Place Made:
Possibly Great Britain
Date Made:
lead glass
HOA 4 5/8; DIA (foot) 2 3/16
Accession Number:
DESCRIPTION: cobalt blue lead glass cream jug; pear-shaped body with flared rim, part of which is pulled out to create pouring spout; pattern molded with 20 vertical ribs; applied rounded handle with crimped terminal which turns back at the end; applied pedestal foot with pontil mark.
LABEL NOTES: Descended in a Salem, North Carolina family.

According to Arlene Palmer “Mold-blown glass of this period is difficult to date precisely. The taste for richly colored tableware in England emerged in the last quarter of the eighteenth century and continued well into the nineteenth.” (Palmer, GLASS IN EARLY AMERICA 1993:151).

Examples similar to this one have been attributed to the Manheim glassworks of William Henry Stiegel. Stiegel is know to have made tablewares in the English taste including cream jugs, but no documented examples resembling this jug are known to exist.

Credit Line:
Old Salem Purchase Fund