Waffle and Thumbprint (originally named "Palace" by manufacturers) is a flint pattern of the 1850-1870 period. It was made by a number of firms, in New England and the mid-west.
The design is panels of square blocks interspersed with vertical rows of rondels. The topper pattern matches the base. On this particular decanter, the neck also has cut panels.
Neck interior ground to accept/fit the stopper. Stopper sits slightly high, but fit is good, and likely the original stopper/base set. A nice clean example.
Size: Approximately 12.25" high (with stopper)
Condition: Excellent. Some minor chipping at base of stopper. Some "rubs" on collar from wheel when cutting the panels during manufacturing. No other chips, cracks or repairs.
Note that I try to be conservative about condition descriptions, carefully noting any flaws. Of course, with antique items, there will be some signs of usage, and/or manufacturing defects. But overall, my customers have always been pleasantly surprised upon receiving their items, and of course, returns are no problem if I happen to miss anything.
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