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Decanter with Stopper, Old Fitzgerald Flagship 1849, Monticello, Vintage 1968

Decanter with Stopper, Old Fitzgerald Flagship 1849, Monticello, Vintage 1968

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  • Pattern: Vintage Glass Decanter with Stopper, Old Fitzgerald Bottle, Monticello, Mid Century Decanter, Collectible Decanter / Bottle, Barware, Bar Decor, (Discontinued)
  • Vintage: 1968
  • Details:  A beautiful and highly Collectible Bourbon Whiskey Decanter by Old Fitzgerald.   This glass decanter has a great shape, off-white in color, with a transferware decoration of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's beloved home in Charlottesville, VA.  The glass stopper is embossed 1849, this is the name of the bourbon whiskey (previously sold inside the bottle, now empty). The decanter retains its original green bond tax strip with the stamps and the year clearly shown as 1968.  It also retains the front label, that simply reads: "Old Fitzgerald" as well as the back label that reads in part: "Monticello Decanter, Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 100 Proof, 4/5 quart, 6 years old. Distilled and bottled by Stitzel-Weller Distillery, Louisville, Kentucky".  These marks are important to collectors, but they also authenticate the decanter.  Gorgeous gift for a collector, historian, or anyone who admires Monticello.  Makes a wonderful decor for a bar or study.  
  • Material:  Glass
  • Dimensions:  10.25 inches Tall (including stopper), approx. 5.0 inches in Wide (at its widest point) and 2.5 inches Deep. 
  • Condition:  Vintage - Used.  Excellent Condition.  There are no scratches, chips, or any other defects on this decanter.  Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.   

Monticello was built by Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, as his home, farm and plantation.  Jefferson started building in 1768, when he actually finished is debatable, as he kept making alterations and re-constructing the house.  But we know that his wife Martha Wayles Skelton joined him at Monticello in 1772.   Martha died in 1782 and Jefferson left Monticello in 1784 to serve as Minister of the United States to France. While in France he fell in love with the architecture and came back in 1794 to re-build his home yet again.  Mostly completed by 1809, we know he continued work on the house until his death in 1826.  Due to its architectural and historic significance, the property has been designated a National Historic Landmark. In 1987, Monticello and the nearby University of Virginia, also designed by Jefferson, were together designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The current nickel, a United States coin, features a depiction of Monticello on its reverse side.

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