Panelled Honeycomb Pitcher - Bryce, Walker & Co. 1880
This beautiful pitcher/creamer is a wonderful example of early American pattern glass. It was made sometime between 1885 and 1890 by Bryce, Walker and Co. The pattern is called "Panelled Honeycomb". It stands just over 6 1/2" tall and is 6" at it's widest (including handle and spout). The footed base is octagonal in shape, with 4 of the 8 sections slightly shorter than the other 4. There are 4 raised "honeycomed" sections which appear to be frosted or etched with an orange peal texture. These 4 sections are separated by 4 other panels - 2 plain, which contain the handle and spout, and two others - each of which display a raised sprig of leaves and berries. The spout is ribbed (on the outside), but the ribs start wider at the base of the spout and come together near the spout. The handle is scalloped on both the inside and outside. The lid is the original pewter lid. This piece is in great condition, showing a couple straw marks and bubbles typical of glass from this time period. It is not marked.