Tall Blown Optic Art Glass Rubina Verde Hand-Blown Pitcher
Exceptionally beautiful hand-blown full-size pitcher in vertical optic dual colored glass with stylized applied handle. Ready for beverage service or a large bunch of flowers.
This color combination of ruby fading to very light green is often called ‘Rubena Verde”. The rim color is dark ruby red and the body color is light yellow/green, with just a hint of light green. Like the well-known ‘amberina’ color (orange fading to yellow), the color fading effect is accomplished by heat. Hand-blown from vertical optic mold. Handle was free-blown and applied.
One clue to age is the shape of the spout. Spouts that slant high and upward like this are associated with Victorian age glass. The coloring also helps date it. Circa estimated 1900 – 1930.
The unusual handle is an applied loop which is sturdy and fully functional. This is a tall pitcher and requires one hand on the base, and the other hand gripping the handle when pouring. Measures 10½” tall, weighs 3 lbs. Holds 50 ounces. In excellent condition with a light ring of bottom-wear .