Jeff and Holly Noordsy

Dealers Specializing in the Sale of Early American Bottles, Glass and Period Decorative Arts

EXTREMELY RARE CONNECTICUT UTILITY JAR - EX. mcKEARIN COLLECTION

ITEM 8007. UTILITY JAR, clear olive green, cylindrical, pontil scar, 7 ½"H, outwardly folded mouth, mint. American, probably blown at a Connecticut Glass House, 1790-1820. Ex. George S. McKearin Collection.

This wonderful early food jar is the exact piece pictured as #11 on plate 72 of "American Bottles, Flasks and their Ancestry." Likely a special order made specifically for olives or capers, this is the only example of this bottle that we have encountered, although a similar jar is pictured in "American Glass." It is our strong belief that the bottle was blown in the same dip mold used to create the small so-called "chestnut glass jars" and then expanded to this much larger than normal size.


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