Here's a very beautiful Victorian era Tankard Style Pitcher. It stands 10 3/4" tall and 5 1/4" across the base. The maker is unknown but possibly French. It could possibly be Moser made in the Bohemian area of the time. It is also possible to be made in the U.
This type Pitcher has been attributed to Link, Krantz, and Sell. The weight is quite substantial at nearly 4 lbs. It features very fine and intricately cut patterns of alternating panels with patterns of Strawberry Diamond and Sheffield. The panels are cut in an Arch shape to resemble the Arch design of early church windows and doors and other buildings. The bottom is cut with a Star pattern.
Ware on the bottom is commensurate to it's age of well over 100 years making it a true antique. The applied handle is also gilt decorated.
There are no heat checks in the handle. The top is cut with beveled edges and gilt covered. It has beautiful gilt outlines around each panel and very detailed gilt outlines around the edges of all the cut Fan patterns. Cuts are very detailed and precise.
There is very little loss of gold as is evident in all the photos. Master cutters and decorators created this magnificent work of art for sure. The photos do not do justice. It's in excellent condition. Any light or dark spots shown in the pictures are from camera glare.
This will make a great addition to any Victorian era Cut Glass collection. The item "Victorian Period Cut Glass Gilt Tankard Style Pitcher Honesdale" is in sale since Sunday, June 24, 2018. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Glassware\Cut Glass\Other Cut Glass".The seller is "ainventor" and is located in Gibsonton, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.