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PILGRIM CRANBERRY GLASS Pitcher with Optic Swirl and Applied Glass Rib Handle Circa 1976 to 2001

PILGRIM CRANBERRY GLASS Pitcher with Optic Swirl and Applied Glass Rib Handle Circa 1976 to 2001

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Offering a vintage hand-blown CRANBERRY GLASS PITCHER produced by PILGRIM GLASS of West Virginia, circa 1976 - 2001. The tiny pitcher has the distinctive optic swirl pattern. The rim of the pitcher is smooth and the applied crystal handle is very delicate and designed with a reed pattern.  The color is similar to a rosy pink cranberry.

Measuring about nearly 4" tall, this cranberry glass pitcher will hold about 4 ounces of liquid. There is a pontil scar on the bottom. The piece is in great condition and has no chips, cracks or repairs. Would be a wonderful edition to any collector's Pilgrim or cranberry glass collection---or for someone who is not a collector of glass, perfect for their morning cream.

Note: The images appear to show that the piece is dirty in spots, however that is only the reflections of the handle and rim.

History of Pilgrim Cranberry Glass: Pilgrim Glass Corporation, founded in 1956 by Alfred Knobler in Ceredo, West Virginia, initially created crackle glass and art glass similar to Blenko. However, the company made its mark in the glass industry in 1968 when it developed some of the world's most beautiful colored glass, Pilgrim Cranberry Glass. Due to the intensity of the process, production of the hand-blown cranberry glass was challenging; it was labor-intensive and difficult to attain the deep cranberry hue, as gold chloride was added to the molten glass during the creation process. This process necessitated the involvement of several glass workers per product.

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