KNSMOKEY'S JARSRED BOOK #1737 EXTREMELY RARE MINT - MINT - MINT QUART SIZED * * MASON'S * * (OVER A PICTURE OF A) * * LARGE ROUNDED TOP KEYSTONE * * (OVER) * * KEYSTONE * * FRUIT JAR
Hello Everyone! You are looking at a EXTREMELY RARE - quart sized, sloped shoulder fruit jar with a VERY NEAR PERFECT ground mouth (just has 2 insignificant in the making flakes & a few nibbles, commonly associated with the grinding process of its lip)... that is a PRETTY aqua green in color :-)! It is jar #1737 in the Red Book #10 , circa 1869 to 1872 and **made by the John L. Mason Manufacturing Company of New York, New York** - NOT to be confused with the commonly found "Mason's (keystone with a *flat top*) Improved" or the "Mason's (flat top keystone) Patent Nov. 30TH 1858" series jars , which were made by the Mason Fruit Jar Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylavania... & that Mr. John L. Mason had absolutely NO affiliation with whatsoever :-). It is a jar that is RARELY ever seen for sale - anyw or anytime ... with a book value to prove it!
The jar is VERY STRONGLY embossed with, "MASON'S" (which is arched) over a large picture of a *long & rounded top* keystone figure over "KEYSTONE" (which is arched in the other direction)... please see the pictures! The base of the jar shows some normal wear to it (which one should expect to see on a old canning vessel such... read more