OLD GLASS TALL APOTHECARY PICKLE CANDY JAR, GREEK KEY

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 05,2010
  • Channel: Online Auction

This is a very old molded glass tall lidded jar/canister. I believe it is a vintage Victorian (late 1800 to early 1900s) apothecary jar for storing or displaying candies or possibly pickles. The design of the glass is quite interesting. The jar is tall and round with four oval panels, which have the appearance of modified or stylized cathedral arches. Directly above the four panels is a wide band with a raised "T-style" Greek Key pattern. The band just above the bottom rim is also interesting -- I call it "Thumbnails and Pencils," because that's exactly what it looks like! The jar measures about 9" tall (about 10-1/4" with the lid in place), 3-1/2" in diameter across the wide mouth and about 2-1/2" in diameter across the base. The condition of the jar itself is excellent -- just some unobtrusive superficial scratches, some roughness/"nickiness" on the inside top rim of the jar mouth, and some manufacturing flaws in the glass (typical of the period). The lid, however, is quite chippy at the rim and has a chip on the eight-sided octagonal knob as well. Normally, this would prevent me from listing it, but I am making an exception for this piece, because the jar really is unusual, and I thought someone might want it for their collection.

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