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Antique Footed Clear Hand Blown Glass Fly Trap Pre-1900 - SOLD

Antique Footed Clear Hand Blown Glass Fly Trap Pre-1900 - SOLD
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This wonderful antique clear hand-blown glass fly trap is over a century old and in wonderful condition. It has three sturdy feet and small bubbles throughout the glass. The top of the trap has no nicks or chips. A cork is inserted into the top of the trap and is topped off by a glass finial, which sits inside the cork. There is one rough spot on the top part of the well, which is inside the trap.

Honey or sugar water was placed into the well, and then topped with the cork and finial. Flies crawled in through the hole in the bottom, never to escape. The three feet elevate the bottom of the fly trap for easy pest access.

This fine old piece measures approximately 6 inches tall from the feet on the bottom of the trap to the tip of the finial, and 5 1/2 inches wide. The trap by itself, without the cork and finial measures 4 1/2 inches high.

Although the finial is old glass and lovely, I am uncertain if it is original to the piece.