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    Jewel Jar Embossed within a double bordered frame

    Hi all, I picked up this Jewel Jar which from a little research I believe is circa 1920. Thatís about all I could find other than a similar jar that sold on Greg Spurgeonís auction site which sold in the $300 range. My jar is a quart size one and was wondering if anyone has more info on it and is it rare or common?

    I canít seem to add a picture from my iPhone camera which I can do when I am on my laptop later.

    Thanks for your help!

    Ray

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    Figured it out...had to go to full site on my phone ��

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    Also, does anyone know what the right lid for this jar would be? I saw a picture of one with a green Jewel Embossed glass insert but do not know if that was the correct top.

    thanks, Ray

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    I dug up a Jewel lid the other day. It is clear glass (ignore the yellowish hue in the picture).

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    I don't know which size jar it goes with. It measures about 75 mm across. Unsure if this helps at all.

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    That jar appears to be listed as a # 1327 in the red book with a value of 10-15 for the pint or quart (older red book) but today may be less. The jar would have a glass insert like BottleDragon shows and screw band. According to The Fruit Jar Works this jar dates from the late 30's. Hope this helps

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    I pulled the following chart from page 486 of a .pdf from the Society for Historical Archaeology so this style of Jewel Jar should be from the 20's:

    https://sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/ConsumersGlass.pdf

    Table 3 - Jewel Jar Variations
    Front Lid Base Dates
    Jewel Jar (textured frame) Metal insert and band Bare Early 1920's
    JEWEL JAR (elaborate frame) Metal insert and band Bare 1920's
    JEWEL JAR MADE IN CANADA Metal insert and band or flat metal clamp C in Triangle 1930's - 1940's
    Improved JEWEL JAR flat metal clamp C in Triangle 1960's



    here is the info from North American Glass Auctions (Greg Spurgeon) I had mentioned where a similar Jewel Jar sold for (also looks like I need the "emerald green JEWEL JAR insert"

    4381. JEWEL JAR in Frame RARE Half Gallon
    Listing # 4381
    Listing Format: Auction
    Starting bid: $200.00
    Quantity: 1
    # of bids: 4
    Closes: Auction is closed
    Location: USA
    Started: 9/17/2012 6:00:00 PM
    Ended: 9/27/2012 11:00:12 PM
    Seller: North American Glass
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    High Bidder(s): 3ddalee
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    DESCRIPTION
    Size: HALF GALLON

    Color: COLORLESS
    Closure: an emerald green JEWEL JAR insert as shown

    Appearance: shiny glass
    Condition: minor flaking of the smooth mouth

    Embossing: strong

    Base: "6" with a small diamond figure
    Age: early 1900's

    Availability: extremely rare in half gallon size



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    1/2 gal & green insert is rare, quarts & pints not so much. As for dates just going by the reference's I have.

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    Thanks Coreya! There is a guy selling the green glass insert for $10 here in WINNIPEG so Iíll definitely pick it up and put the two together 😀

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    Additionally, it seems any size of this particular style of Jewel Jar appears rare as I cannot find a single one for sale on the internet which is unusual for something that is common. I was thinking about putting together a set of all the sizes but that will obviously take some time

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    Yeah I've never seen one of these before. It's definitely older than the common Jewel jars you see everywhere. And that green lid is really cool! Never seen one of those either. I wonder why they made them in green.



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