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Vintage Fiesta Ice Lip Pitcher in Original Red - $245 (Nyack)

condition: excellent
Circa 1936-1942. Only made for ten years in the first six original colors, hand work would have involved attaching the separately cast handle to the body, flaring out the foot and adding the decorative concentric bands of rings on a jiggering machine. It is a delightful piece with a commanding presence. Marked on the bottom with the impressed in the mold markings "fiesta HLC USA". Measures 6 1/2" tall and 9 3/4".

A cornerstone glaze for the original Fiesta pottery line, the popular red glaze was produced for just over six years before the uranium in its formula became restricted to governmental use during World War II. While Fiesta pottery continued to soar in popularity, the red remained retired for sixteen years, until 1959 when it was reintroduced with depleted uranium and used until the end of the Fiesta pottery line's first run in 1969.

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