Spectacular Crystal Palace Miniature Pitcher Only 2 Inches High #ON856
The style of this small pitcher is different from the other two Crystal Palace pieces we're offering; they are white with pastel blues and pinks. This pitcher has a yellow-beige background with a dark green handle.
Like the others it is in virtually perfect condition, rather remarkable since it is 170 years old. The brown bottom has a thin line in the paint that at first glance looks like it could be a crack, but it is totally smooth, and is actually from the original manufacturing, a flaw within the brown painted bottom.
I do not know if this pitcher was intended to be used or merely displayed. It is so wide at the middle, narrow at the top, that I would think that anything poured from it would probably land on the wide portion of the pitcher. One would have needed to tilt it almost perpendicular to the table to avoid this happening and then would run a serious risk of it all pouring out the top. I could picture it used as bud vase or simply being just for display. It is quite dainty and a very wonderful souvenir from the first-ever world's fair.