This is an American art glass cruet. The date is circa 1850 to 1890
The glass is a pale purple or pale lavender amethyst.
The cruet is 7 7/8" high to the top of top of the stopper and 3 1/2" wide at the belly.
The shape is one with a wide bottom. The pressed pattern is over the belly and shows star bursts and crisscross hatches. The neck is paneled. The rim is round. The handle is applied and has a bumpy zipper type of pattern.
The stopper is original to the cruet, and it is paneled to match the neck. The stopper has a lot of air bubbles. The tip has a nick in it, which makes it feel slightly rough to the fingers; please look at the close-up photo carefully to make sure you are ok with this tiny flaw in the tip. The bottom of the stopper was never polished flat. There is no chip at the bottom, just never flattened by the glassmaker.
Here is the odd part, because this is an old piece of glass. Inside the neck, there is another layer of glass to support the neck, and it stops right below the mouth. The top edge of this glass, from the outside, looks like the glass has a crack in it all the way around. No, there is no crack. It is merely the upper edge of this additional layer of glass.
The bottom has a small round smooth indentation and the middle of this there is a small round roughness; if there was a rod this is where it got snapped off. The bottom shows a lot of wear.
There are no other flaws.
American Pale Purple Amethyst Art Glass Cruet Early American Pressed Glass EAPG c 1850 - 1890
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