Hi! Brand newbie here, so try to forgive me if I say or do anything stupid.
I'm curious why people are saying this is pressed. When I think of pressed, I think of a mold and plunger, and I haven't seen anything that suggests that is necessarily the case here. Since plungers have to be smooth in order to remove them after pressing, the pattern of the rope rim couldn't have been formed on the inside during the pressing process.
I suspect the twisted rope handles and rim were molded, but not pressed in the sense that there was a plunger involved. A plain rope of glass was probably laid in a two-part mold, and formed that way (my guess, anyway). Maybe that is the same as saying they were pressed, I don't know. They were then applied to the mold-blown (or pressed?) basket. The basket could have been held by a snap, eliminating the need for a pontil.
"...John Sowerby's patent No. 2433 of 15 September 1871 for Ornamenting glass with designs in glass of a different colour, only this time in the same colour, see Hajdamach."
I wish I had the reference you're talking about! I'm fascinated by the process of glassmaking, and look forward to learning more from you all!