W.J. Hughes Corn Flower Crystal Glass on Water Pitcher Federal Glass Company Cornflower Etched Flowers Vintage Tableware Serveware Art Glass


Here we have an elegant blown glass ice lip pitcher/jug with the lovely Corn Flower art by Canadian, W.J. Hughes. This piece is cut with the "Corn Flower" pattern; consisting of a twelve petal corn flower and leaf spray design on both sides of the pitcher. It was sold by the W.J. Hughes "Corn Flower" Glass Company. Inspection of the cutting dates this piece to ca. 1955. The glass blank was produced between 1950-1960 by the Federal Glass Company in Ohio, USA. A clear pitcher, also referred to as a "water jug" (CFID 135/38). The pitcher features a pinched spout or an ice lip, a curvaceous handle, small flange at the bottom and a capacity of 36 fluid ounces. It measures 5 3/8 inches in height by 3 3/8 inches in width.

**There are also 4 Corn Flower Water Glasses from Federal Glass available! If you wish to add them, you will see two variants; one for the pitcher plus 4 glasses and one for the pitcher only for you to select at the checkout.**

Condition: This art glass pitcher is in excellent preloved vintage condition, there is no visible wear on the bottom of the pitcher; however, there are a few small, light scratches on one side (near the bottom of the pitcher which are barely noticeable unless the pitcher is backlit, illustrated in the last series of photos on the window ledge.) There are a couple of air bubbles in the glass from the glass blowing process.

Please refer to the pictures as they are a part of the description. If you have any concerns about the condition or you require more detail I can provide additional photographs on request. All vintage/antique items are sold as-is. There are no cancellations once your shipment has been received by the post office and there are no returns or exchanges. If you have any questions prior to shipping please reach out and I would be happy to help. When purchasing multiple items from CrystallineEraVTG, I will combine shipping and refund the difference once the shipping label has been purchased.

Some background info on W.J. Hughes' Corn Flower:

"A glass cutter named W. J. (“Jack”) Hughes developed the iconic floral pattern. Hughes was born in a remote log cabin in Amaranth Township, Dufferin County, Ontario. His mother died when he was seven, and a period of poverty followed as his father struggled to raise six children alone. The children attended school periodically; however, the survival of the family farm often required them to put their studies aside.

Despite the hardship he experienced in his childhood, Hughes made the brave decision to leave the farm and move to the big city of Toronto. In 1902, he began his career of glass cutting at the Roden Brothers Company. The artform took hold of him, and on his own time, late into the night, he experimented with creating his own patterns, shapes, and motifs. In 1912, after a decade of learning the craft of glass cutting in a large factory, Hughes built his own cutting machine in the basement of his home: a simple frame fixed with rotating cutting stones powered by a foot pedal. He maneuvered by hand a glass blank (pre-fabricated and often imported from the United States) over the cutting stones to produce various lines and shapes.

Hughes fixed his attention on perfecting one particular floral pattern, inspired by the blue wildflower cornflower that grows across Canada and in gardens and along roadsides in Dufferin County. His Corn Flower design incorporated soft petals and vines around a grid-like centre. After refining the pattern between 1912 and 1915, it remained unaltered for the next 80 years."

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