Richardsons Quilted Blue Pearl Satin Glass Jug Frilled Rim Antique c 1860.
A very decorative antique English glass jug or ewer in blue cased satin glass with a quilted appearance circa 1860 . A very attractive item of Victorian period glassware produced by the renowned glass-maker Benjamin Richardson, of Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England, whose patent of 1858 is believed to be the earliest in the production of Pearl Satin Glass. ( See page 2 of 19th Century Glass by Albert Christian Revi, published by Galahad Books) .
This jug is made of cased pearl satin glass - white on the inside and pale blue on the outside. It has a lovely diamond shaped quilted pattern around the body drawing up the neck and with a lovely frilled rim. This type of glassware is sometimes referred to as air trap. The handle is a simple white strap.
The jug is in very good condition with just a small burst air bubble to the inner edge of the neck rim resulting in a minor loss to the top layer of glass at this point. This probably dates from manufacture. There is some distortion of the quilting to one side.
This is a very decorative item of 19th century glassware to add to any collection.
Overall Height 7.125 inches ( 18 cm)
Width 3.5 inches (8.8 cm)
Body diameter 3.25 inches (8.3 cm)
Weight 344 grammes unpacked