Please read the Important Information for Buyers section on the main “Bottles For Sale” page for complete buyer information. I think these earliest ones are found all over the country to some degree, but the bigger 30 oz. The SS Bertrand – on it’s way from St. Louis to Fort Benton and the gold fields of Montana – sunk in the Missouri just 20 miles north of Omaha with a large supply of Hostetter’s Bitters, all of which were some version of what collectors call “black glass” like this one. I actually had full access to study these and other of the Bertrand bottles several years ago in the great museum on the De Soto National Wildlife Refuge in Iowa where the entire cargo was curated. I highly recommending visiting the museum if ever near the area. It is about 9. This example is essentially mint with just a bit of minor scuffing in a few places, but with no chips, cracks, dings, or other damage and the embossing is strong. There is a couple very shallow dips on the rim of the lip aka “finish” which appear under magnification to be in-making.

How to Date Kerr Jars

By Mary Barile Antique Appraiser Noritake is a china collector’s dream, with thousands of colorful, hand painted patterns and ceramic designs appearing on everything from pin trays to dinner plates, vases to teapots. This may be the perfect choice for anyone seeking an affordable, elegant, and sometimes whimsical, collectible. The shop was successful, but the brothers continued to look for new products for American customers. They knew that china and porcelain were used in every home for dining, washing up, or displaying the family’s good taste with decorative pieces, but European factories had production locked up.

Although not technically the same, “china” and “porcelain” are often used interchangeably, and refer to a white, translucent ceramic. In , Ichizaemon visited the Paris World Exposition and seeing fine French porcelain, was inspired to create porcelain for the U.

These vintage mason jars from the s to the s are the staple of retro country charm.

Additional links to images of similar bottles are also frequently included. The array of references used to support the conclusions and estimates found here – including the listed dating ranges – are noted. Additional information and estimates are based on the empirical observations of the author over 50 years of experience; a fact often but not always noted. Various terminology is used in the descriptions that may be unfamiliar if you have not studied other pages on this site.

If a term is unfamiliar, first check the Bottle Glossary page for an explanation or definition. As an alternative, one can do a search of this website. The foods available during the 19th century and before were often of dubious quality and taste – or at least bland – necessitating the use of a wide array of sauces to either enhance the flavor or cover up off-flavors Rinker Given this fact, sauces and condiment bottles are very commonly associated with historic sites dating from the entire time span covered by this website, i.

Sauces and condiments are lumped together in this section due to the similarity of the products, i. Sauces are usually considered condiments, though not all condiments are sauces – if one defines sauce as being more liquid than not. However, these two categories of bottles do have some functional differences from each other as to the general shapes. Although not covered as a specific category, the bottle pictured to the above left would be considered typical of the shape of bottles used for sauce during the earliest part of the era covered by this website These somewhat uniquely shaped bottles were probably manufactured by various processes – free-blown, dip molded, or two or three-piece molded like the pictured example , would have pontil scarred or smooth bases like this example; click sauce base to view an image of this bottles slightly pushed-up base , and date from the s to s era.

How to Date a Ball Jar

And if you bring home some fruit or vegetables and want to can, freeze, make jam, salsa or pickles, see this page for simple, reliable, illustrated canning, freezing or preserving directions. There are plenty of other related resources, click on the resources dropdown above. If you have questions or feedback, please let me know! Primitive Canning Napolean is often credited with the invention of modern canning: Nicolas Appert suggested canning and the process was first proven in

Featured Items: Vintage Fiesta Bud Vase in Original Blue Glaze». Circa This example of the vintage Fiesta bud vase in Original Blue is in excellent condition, marked in the mold on the bottom and free of any damage with nice, bold, even glaze and great shine. The bud vase transends the Fiesta pottery line out of the realm of standard dinnerware and showcases the art-deco lines of.

By Marye Audet If you can your own fruits and vegetables, you might be surprised to find that the value of old canning jars is often significant. If you are using the ones your grandmother left you, that jar of spiced peaches might be worth more than you think. Collecting canning jars got its start in the s with a renewed interest in canning and other domestic arts. Why It’s Sometimes Called a Mason Jar While canning jars have been around for a long time, it wasn’t until that the screw-on lid was created.

Prior to that time, flat tin lids were attached to the jars with wax rings. John Mason was a tinsmith in New York and perfected a machine that would cut threads into the lids, creating a jar with a reusable, screw-on lid. This process was easier and more reliable than the tin lid and wax method. Although other companies began creating the jars, Mason held the patent, and so the style of jar became known as a Mason jar. Embossing Thousands of canning jars were embossed with the Mason patent date, November 30, Jars actually were embossed with this for over 50 years so the embossing in itself should not be the sole criteria for determining date and value.

An embossed design that is unusual or unique will fetch more than the embossing on a jar.

Ball Perfect Mason antique fruit Jars

Co of New Jersey Patented July 16 The familiar term Mason Jar came after its inventor, Mr. Mason, who, at age 26, was a tinsmith in New York City. He perfected a machine that could cut threads into lids, which ushered in the ability of manufacturing a jar with a reusable, screw-on, lid. These jars freed farm families from having to rely on pickle barrels, root cellars, and smoke houses to get through the winter.

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Sometimes even the experts get fooled, but with a little practice and knowledge most collectors can protect themselves from a foolish investment in a bad piece of glass. Over the next few months on this website, I will publish a series of articles highlighting bottles which are often confused with old bottles. This month, I will focus on Wheaton bottles as these are among the most common reproductions still on the market.

Among the attractions is the Museum of American Glass which chronicles the history of American glassmaking from the early days as it was in Jamestown Virginia to the contemporary art glass movement. Visitors can see more than 7, objects in one of the nation’s largest collections. On display are Mason jars, paperweights, Tiffany masterpieces, and thousands of other glass objects which illustrate the history of glass blowing in this country.

Wheaton Glass Factory, is another of the popular attractions. In the s large numbers of reproduction bottles were produced there. These were never intended to fool anyone and are marked on the base with the words Wheaton Village below is a list of the products often seen for sale at flea markets, antique show, shops and yard sales:

Antique Treen & Other Wooden Bygones s & Son Antiques

Before the late 17th century, when pewter, silver and ceramics were used as tableware, the majority of items used were from carved wood. Treen has become highly collectable due to its fine patina and tactile appeal. Antique Treen – a brief history In the latter half of the twentieth century, interest in treen and other wooden bygone objects grew considerably, as with interest in antiques in general.

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Pints Three of the Four are from the same mold, note crooked S in Mason’s. Consolidated Fruit Jar Co. Marsell’s Fruit Jar Page! Bob Clay Here is a way to date your Ball jars fairly closely by looking only at how the Ball name is embossed on the jar. Before we get into the Ball jars, here’s just a note concerning “Pontil Marks”.

I see a lot of jars listed on ebay incorrectly with pontil marks. NO jars were ever made that had pontil marks. The approximately 1″ circular mark seen on the bases of some early Ball jars indicates machine manufacture and is a VALVE mark, which let air trapped between the mould and jar to escape during production. There are only a FEW very early fruit jars which have pontil marks, and these have an applied lip of some kind. There was no need on any of the screw lid type jars for attaching a punty rod to the base of the jar which creates the pontil mark because the thread area and lip was created in the mould when the jars were made.

How to Date Old Ball Mason Jars (with Pictures)

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The blue glaze is one of the initial five colors red, yellow, blue, green and ivory to be used on the original Fiesta shapes and introduced to the world in The glaze specialist at Homer Laughlin in the 20s and 30s was Dr. Albert Victor Bleininger, and, although we are all enamored with the Fiesta design, it truly is the vintage glazes that sets the pottery apart from its contemporary post ’86 sibling.

Designer Frederick Rhead refers to the original Fiesta blue in his journals as “deep blue,” and deep it is. Anyone who has added the Vintage Fiesta cobalt blue to their collection will appreciate the contrast the deep glaze creates in their table settings and their cabinet collections. Simply referred to as “blue” by HLCo, this rich glaze has, without a doubt, held the test of time. This example of the vintage Fiesta bud vase in Original Blue is in excellent condition, marked in the mold on the bottom and free of any damage with nice, bold, even glaze and great shine.

The bud vase transends the Fiesta pottery line out of the realm of standard dinnerware and showcases the art-deco lines of the 30s and 40s with great artistic detail.