This is a great vintage piece of heavy Stuart Crystal.
It takes the form of a bulbous shaped pitcher or jug - it has a chunky applied handle.
The edge has a subtle decorative notched edge.
The pattern is (I think) - STU 34. This pattern has a large diamond criss-cross pattern all over the top section - and around the top of the diamonds are two horizontal parallel lines running all around.
It is a great jug for popping on a formal dining table filled with ice cubes and chilled water - or perhaps for cordial or lemonades for sipping on a summer patio. It has a nicely shaped spout to make pouring liquid easy.
It would also look great used as a vase with springtime flowers in it on and window ledge where it would catch all the sunlight.
It is a large jug in excellent condition - no chips, losses or scratches to the surface - and with an etched touchmark which reads: Stuart to the side of the foot (as photographed). With all the facets and reflections on the glass - it has been rather difficult to photograph - so hope that my photos do this fine piece of discontinued British crystal justice.
Dimensions: Height is 6 1/2 inches. From handle to spout is 6 1/2 inches. The diameter of the foot is 3 3/4 inches.
Weight is 1.8 kg and it will have to be sent Parcelforce48; tracked and signed for to you. This will cost me £10 to post to you - so a bit of a bargain with the free postage on offer here.
Great piece of vintage top quality crystal on offer at a very fair price.
HISTORY: First manufactured in England in the late 1880s by Frederick Stuart and, later by his sons, the company was successful right up until 1995, when it was purchased by Waterford Wedgewood. It was only six years later that Stuart Crystal ceased production and closed its doors forever.