Fruit Jars


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Item FJ011, Red Book #1787, MASON'S / PATENT/ NOV 30TH / 1858 - C / 6 (on base), rich yellow with an olive green tone, Quart, has an old zinc lid with a moon and star in the center. The ground mouth is perfect, the jar has a few very minor scratches, a nice clean jar in a rare and beautiful color, $495
Item FJ014, Red Book #1920 MASON'S / CFJ CO monogram / PATENT/ NOV 30TH / 1858 - G143 (on base), rich yellow green color, Quart, bold embossing, numerous bubbles in the glass and some whittle. Has the original correct lugged zinc lid, the ground mouth has two small shallow flakes off the inside, the jar has a couple very minor light wear scratches otherwise is pristine, a very rare and beautiful color with a lot of green in it, $2,300
Item FJ025, Red Book #3067, "PETAL" Fruit Jar, forest green, Quart, Iron Pontil, numerous bubbles in the glass, has a few very minor wear scratches otherwise perfect. A fine example of this early jar in a beautiful color, America circa 1850, $2,100
Item FJ029, Red Book #1787 variant, MASON'S / PATENT / NOV 30TH / 58, yellow with a slight olive tone, Pint, Ground Lip, bold embossing, period zinc lid, perfect condition, a great example in a beautiful and extremely rare color, America circa 1880 to 1895, $3,400



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Item FJ004, Red Book #1014, FLACCUS BROS. STEERS HEAD FRUIT JAR, jar has embossed leaves, fruit, flowers, and steer's head. Bright yellow jar with original amber glass screw-on lid, very bold embossing. The jar is perfect, lid has some normal chipping on the glass threads, a very beautiful jar Sold
Item FJ015, Red Book #1964, MASON'S / Keystone in Circle / PATENT / NOV. 30TH / 1858 - 72 (on base), rich teal blue, Half Gallon, bold embossing, nicely whittled, has the correct lid but it is in poor condition, the ground mouth is perfect. The jar has a few minor scratches on the back otherwise is perfect, a big crude jar in a rare and beautiful blue color Sold
Item FJ018, Red Book #2385, POTTER & BODINE'S / AIR TIGHT / FRUIT JAR / PHILADA - PATENTED / APRIL 13TH 1858, aqua, Quart. The wax seal groove was formed by depressing the blown projection on the neck of the jar while the glass was still in an elastic state. Bold embossing, lots of tiny to small bubbles in the glass, has some interior dullness and a few minor scratches, otherwise perfect, a nice example of this very rare early jar, Sold
Item FJ019, Red Book #2387, POTTER & BODINE / AIRTIGHT / FRUIT JAR / PHILADA - PATENTED / APRIL 13TH / 1858, figural barrel, aqua, Sand Chip Pontil, Half Gallon. The wax seal groove was formed by depressing the blown projection on the neck of the jar while the glass was still in the elastic state. Lots of large bold embossing, numerous bubbles in the glass, nicely whittled, perfect condition, a great example of this very rare and early jar Sold
Item FJ021, Red Book #1940, MASON'S / (Unlettered Cross) / PATENT / NOV 30TH / 1858 - PAT NOV 26 67 -454 on base, bright yellowish / orangish amber, Half Gallon, ground lip, bold embossing, good crudeness with some whittle and bubbles, comes with an old zinc lid. The jar has a few scratches near the base otherwise perfect, a fine example of this scarce jar Sold
Item FJ022, Red Book #1787-9, MASON'S / PATENT / NOV 30TH / 1858, large 53 on base, brilliant orange amber, Half gallon, ground lip, large bold lettering. The lid is marked "Ball" on the top, some bubbles in the glass, has some in-making minor shallow flaking on the inside of the lip from the grinding process, perfect condition, a fine example of this rare jar Sold
Item FJ023, Red Book #3036, JOSHUA WRIGHT / (Fancy Scroll Design) / PHILADA, figural barrel, aqua, Half Gallon, 10 " high, outward rolled lip, very bold embossing, good crudeness with lots of whittle, has a few tiny wear marks otherwise sparkling perfect condition, a great example of this rare jar Sold
Item FJ026, Red Book #1965, MASON'S / Keystone / PATENT / NOV. 30TH / 1858 /, yellow topaz, Pint, Ground Mouth, has an old "Genuine Boyd Cap", very bold embossing, some bubbles in the glass, perfect condition, finest example of this rare jar Sold
Item FJ027, Red Book #2878, THE / VAN VLIET / JAR OF 1881, aqua, Half Gallon, has original clear lid embossed "PAT MAY 3D 1881", has original yoke clamp and wire, bold embossing, nicely whittled, 1000's of tiny bubbles in the glass. Pristine perfect condition, a super example of this scarce jar Sold
Item FJ028, Red Book #51-2, AIR-TIGHT FRUIT JAR, figural barrel, deep aqua, Iron Pontil, Quart, large crude applied mouth, nicely whittled, 100's of tiny bubbles in the glass, has a pin-head size flake on a ring otherwise perfect, a fine example of this scarce jar, America circa 1850 to 1870 Sold
Item FJ032, Red Book #1016, E. C. FLACCUS CO., embossed Stag Head and Floral Decoration, Pint, milkglass, ground lip, original sunburst insert and metal screw band closure, perfect condition, a nice example of this rare jar, America circa 1900 Sold