VINTAGE PRESSED GLASS APOTHECARY/CANDY JAR/ COMPOTE

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  • Item Category: Glass
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 17,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction

LOVELY AMETHYST PRESSED GLASS APOTHECARY CANDY JAR

GORGEOUS VINTAGE AMETHYST GLASS PEDESTAL APOTHECARY / DRUG STORE / PHARMACY SHOW GLOBE / COVERED CANDY JAR / URN / COMPOTE with LID COVER / CANISTER on STEM. A really nice piece done in a beautiful purple amethyst pressed glass, not flashed on color, with clear glass steeple lid. STUNNING!

This luscious piece of glass measures a petite 8-3/4" tall to the tip of the finial and stands steadily on a 3" diameter foot. The mouth of the jar measures 2-1/8" diameter and the pot belly bulges to approximately 4" diameter.

The glass is a beautiful transparent amethyst with a ribbed steeple lid. I do not know the exact age or the glassmaker...but this is American glass. My best guess at the age of this piece is about 40-50 years old ... MID 1900's ... MID CENTURY MODERN. She does glow a very strong milky green under black light and may be much older than we suspect. We took an interest in these jars as my husband's grandfather was the Dean of Pharmacy at the University of Oklahoma from 1919-1949, and renowned as the longest tenured Dean at the U of Oklahoma. This is NOT his jar, of course! ;-) But, we are sure he would have admired it!

EXCELLENT CONDITION! NO CHIPS! NO CRACKS! The glass is a rich deep transparent amethyst and she just SPARKLES! T are some bubbles completely encased inside the glass, none burst, and bubbles are a common finding in vintage pressed glass. T are just a few light scratches...nothing objectionable or noticeable. T is a tad of roughness on the inside edge of the lid. The three seams are prominent. This is a LOVELY piece of old glass, and she displays BEAUTIFULLY! One for your collection for sure! You won't be disappointed, she's an absolute TREASURE!

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