ITEM 6454. DIP MOLDED STORAGE
JAR, golden olive amber, pontil scar, 9 1/16"H x 6 ¾"D,
sheared and fire polished mouth, mint. New England, probably
blown at a Stoddard Glass Works, C. 1850.
Blown with aid of a dip mold typically reserved for creating
one gallon demijohns, this Stoddard jar is a rare and important
survivor. The color and texture of the metal are identical to
that of the flasks blown at the Granite Glass Company and I strongly
believe the piece to have been blown there. As shown, the jar
is teeming with sinuous strings of glass and there several pockets
of unmelted frit that add further character. Several patches
of "bloom" on the exterior add further evidence of
the jar's origins, as this phenomenon is regularly encountered
with Stoddard-made objects.