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