Victorian cruet, made by Hobbs Brockunier Glass, circa 1888. The pattern is "windows", the glass is white, opalescent with an acid etch or satin finish. This cruet comes from a Midwestern collector, and has been lovingly displayed for many years.
The cruet is hand blown, 5" high without the stopper, 6 1/2" high with the stopper in place. It is about 3 3/8" wide. The faceted stopper also has a satin finish. The cruet has a trifold spout and ground pontil.
There are two small areas with black residue, both shown in the photos. If you have watched hand blown glass being made, you will know that the gaffer frequently manipulates the molted glass with tongs. This is probably a bit of ash or residue on the tongs, or possibly a bit of kiln dirt from tempering.
The 2 1/2" faceted stopper is in good condition with some wear on the insertion and a nick on one of the facets.
The numbers "58" that appear on the base are not really visible and I was surprised to see them in the photos.
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