A handsome hobnail glass pitcher, probably made after 1886 by the Wheeling, West Virginia–based manufactory Hobbs, Brockunier and Company (1863–91), is in the Museum’s collection of American Decorative Arts. The colorful pitcher is fashioned of opalescent, cranberry, and colorless pressed glass. When this pitcher was made, the glass industry in the United States was expanding widely, as numerous factories supplied affordable pressed glassware to the growing market of the American middle class. Our exquisite tumblers are based on the original hobnail pitcher in the Museum’s collection.
Includes 2 tumblers. Mouth-blown glass. 11 oz. each. 4 1/4''H x 3 1/2'' diam. each. Gift boxed. Dishwasher safe.