Bohemian Jewelled & Gilded Cut Glass Hexagonal Water Jug circa 1870 - pedestal footed hexagonal oviform probably by Moser or similar Bohemian factory
A beautiful Bohemian pedestal footed, hexagonal, jewelled and gilded cut clear glass water jug. This excellent quality mould blown glass water jug has a flat faced oviform body, sitting on a hexagonal stepped pedestal foot. This highly decorative and useful jug has a tall narrow neck with a long spout and an elegant tall handle. The main body is decorated on three faces, the front and each side, with applied ruby red faceted glass cabochons on oval glass mounts each surrounded with decorative scrolling gilded leaves. The mounts, rim, foot and handle are all lined with gilding Some collectors may describe this impressive glass water jug as a champagne ewer, wine pitcher or a claret jug.
The jug was probably made by Moser or some similar Bohemian factory and dates to the Victorian era of the 19th century around 1870.
The jug stands 13 9/16 inches (34.5 cm) high overall and is approx 5 inches (12.8 cm) diameter. It weighs 1246 grammes unpacked. It has a maximum capacity of 900 ml.
It is in very good, clean antique condition and is ready to use. There are the tooling marks and some minor bubble inclusions typical with hand manufactured glass. There is some minor wear to the gilding. There is a crack to the base of that handle where it meets the body which has been repaired with Hxtal clear epoxy. There is a tiny nick to the edge of one of the facets. The listed price reflects these minor imperfections. There is no stopper we don't think it has ever had one.
This is an exquisite antique Victorian Bohemian glass water jug or ewer for display and use. It would make a very elegant addition to any dinner table or side table.