Impressive Early American Pressed Glass bar bottle in the Waffle and Bullseye pattern.
This heavy and impressive flint glass bottle dates to the 1850s, and would have been right at home on a back bar in an Old West saloon.
The patterned part of the bottle was pressed in a three part mold. The neck, wafer and bulbous mouth were hand blown and applied. The bottom has a polished pontil, where the glass blower held the piece by a metal rod while finishing the hand blown parts.
These bar bottles did not have a glass stopper as would be found on a decanter; instead, they had either a pewter pouring spout or just a cork.
Beautiful condition, with clear sparkling glass with no discoloration. The base has a couple of tiny chips on the projections in the waffle part.
Early American antiques, Folk Art, early Pottery and Porcelain
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