A tall and glittering American Brilliant Period cut crystal pitcher in a variation of the Russian pattern with the use of pyramidal hobstars and hobnails. There is a rare single full sized hobstar on the bottom plus 4 concentric patterns (see pictures both inside & out). This tall graceful form is sometimes called a champagne pitcher. It is very similar to the one pictured as 25B from Clark on page 25 of American Brillaint Cut Glass by Bill & Louise Boggess. (Boggess "Many companies produced Russian patterns, we have seen only one piece signed...) This was likely made by Hawkes, Libbey, Clark, Dorflinger or Pairpoint.
13" tall and 5.5" base diameter. Thick heavy crystal with fine ring. Deep mitre cuts. Very good condition with no cracks or handle problems. 5 points have tiny flakes not readily visible. A little rubbing on the bottom. Be sure to scroll down and see the bottom from inside and outside on the 4th picture. Exceptional condition from an old estate.
Rare pitcher from a fine old estate. Glitters with innumerable points of light.