Conical Etched Vinegar Bottle with Pewter top/pontil?

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I supplied a bottle collector in Hallowell, Maine, with dig items one year, and have come across old glass over the decades. Recently I have found what appears to be an old Etched Vinegar bottle/Cruet and for the life of me cannot get an i.d., or even anything like it.

I attach photos. The bottle is 6.75" high, 2.75" at the base, clear white glass, some bubbles, no mold marks, but there are fine striations around the bottle...suspect it was spun against a hunk of wood while soft to finish. It has a very thick bottom with the pontil mark, and a pewter or other metal cap...one part is bonded to the bottle, the tapered nozzle unscrews from that. There is a very sweet etching of leaves and a triangular central figure with a small "nondenominational cross on the top.

Would someone point me to a possibe source of i.d. I did not find it in any large image cache in the bottle archives....

Thanks,
Colin
 

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That decoration appears to be copper wheel work if I'm not mistaken; which would tell me that the glass itself is most likely crystal of some variety.
It's lovely.
 

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