A fine early 19th Century free-blown primitive clear glass storage
One of the best that you will come across
This jar holds slightly less than 1 quart.
It has a deep depressed base and good rough pontil mark with
expected shelf wear to the exterior base ring. Fine wavy lines are evident
throughout the jar, especially at the neck. The wavy lines and the lovely
shape can be appreciated best when passing your hands over the
Made in the very early 1800's this type of storage jar was used
for salted or brinned foods like pickles and other preserved condiments.
It never had a lid, lids at this time were improvised using a cloth tied
on with string and coated with wax. Early glass blowers did not provide the
tin lids that you see available on later glass jars. And further evidence
of this never having been used with a metal lid is that the shoulder of the
jar does not have any trace of wear where a metal lid would rub against the
glass. There is good evidence of shelf wear to the bottom
A handsome example of an early 1800's Primitive Pennsylvania
Glass Storage Jar.
6" high - 4-3/8" across the base - 2-5/8" across the
Perfect in every way, no chips, no cracks, no stains, no