This fabulous and colorful pitcher is in remarkable antique condition! This pitcher was most likely manufactured by Phoenix Glass or the Mt Washington Glass Company of New Bedford, USA. Amberina glass was first patented in the USA by Joseph Locke and Edward D. Libby in 1883.
Amberina Glass is “heat sensitive” glass, which shades in color from amber at the bottom to red at the top. This color shading is due to the effects of reheating the top part of the glass before allowing it to cool. Amberina glass contains a precipitate of colloidal gold (as does gold ruby glass), which is heat sensitive and turns red at the right temperature. The pitcher features a bulbous body, with a high and long handle, inverted thumbprint pattern throughout, and pleasing red to amber coloring.
Pitcher presents beautifully and is in excellent antique condition, with very minor display wear and patina. No chips, cracks, or restorations.
Dimensions: 10-5/8″ in height, 6-3/4″ in width, 7″ in depth