Here's a scarce early hand blown pontiled apothecary drugstore covered storage or counter jar with its original matching amethyst glass domed lid! The bottom of the jar is embossed PAT AUG 14 & 30 1866 with rough circular pontil scar in middle....
Hand blown in 2 part mold...... Round with 2 hollow protruding rings around the outside of jar...... 6 1/2"tall x 5 3/4"across rim...... 9 1/2tall counting original domed lid.....
Excellent condition jar with no chips or damage. Nice and clean with no haze.Some normal old light wear. The lid has a chip on underside edge of knob finial.... A couple shallow chips on wide ring around base.... Some shallow tiny chips/roughness around bottom inside edge of base. A shiny clean lid with no haze.
This rare and beautiful apothecary covered jar was used in a drug store or general store as a utility jar for licorice, medical supplies, candy or whatever was needed. IF YOU LIVE WITHIN THE U. Unless you contact me first. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for your business....Your friendly fellow collector, Digger Dave Beeler. FRESH LISTINGS NEARLY EVERY DAY. We stand proudly in support of our military men and women and their families.
The beautiful amethyst or purple color of this glass is a result of the presence of manganese in the glass, which was a decolorizer to turn the glass clear. Glass that contains manganese, when exposed to ultraviolet rays of the sun or other sources of UV rays, causes the glass to turn amethyst. Some of my amethyst bottles and glass are purpled from years of exposure to natural sunlight. Others have been purpled with the use of strong UV lights in a boxand some have been purpled by running them through a water sterilization plant, which is a safe and permanent process which does the same thing as many years of exposure to natural sunlight, except much faster. To those "purists" who falsely believe that glass cannot turn this deep amethyst color naturally, I could take you to places where bottles and glass have turned this same shade of purple from being in the sunlight for many years.
The item "PONTILED 1866 DATED AMETHYST BLOWN GLASS APOTHECARY STORAGE JAR & ORIGINAL LID" is in sale since Tuesday, February 5, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Bottles & Insulators\Bottles\Antique (Pre-1900)\Jars". The seller is "diggerdaveb" and is located in Hillsboro, Illinois.
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