Rare "Bullseye Fleur-Di-Lis" Pattern 3 Part Blown Press Molded Decanter with Pontil Scar on bottom Circa 1855 to 1870's !!!
Heavy Thick Leaded Glass with Hand Tooled Rolled Top Lip & Lower Ring with a Very Fine fitting unpolished "Sunburst" Glass Stopper. This type of formed "Pilsner Top" could have originally used a Cork or a Glass Stopper, because the decanter does not have a polished inside Throat.
Even though the Stopper looks like it's Polished, it is not. It has a great Wear Pattern which makes it appear to be polished.
Weight : 3 Pounds and 4.8 Ounces
Measures : Overall 13 inches High from Base to top of Stopper, and Decanter alone is 11 inches High from base to top of Opening.
Condition : Near Mint with no Cracks, Chips or Fractures. The Glass Stopper has a flake off at the edge of the Sunburst on one side, as seen in the last 2 photos.
Technical Note : There is an interesting feature on the Body of the Decanter in that there is a molded Flat-Spot incorporated onto the side. This flat spot was for an optional Gaffer Applied Jug Handle. I believe the handles must have fallen out of favor, due to breakage from the massive amount of weight of the decanter itself, even without the liquid inside.
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