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Jewel Jar Embossed within a double bordered frame

Raypadua

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May 6, 2018
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Winnipeg
Hi all, I picked up this Jewel Jar which from a little research I believe is circa 1920. That’s about all I could find other than a similar jar that sold on Greg Spurgeon’s 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 can’t 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
 

Raypadua

Well-Known Member
May 6, 2018
112
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Winnipeg
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
 

BottleDragon

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Sep 17, 2018
91
8
British Columbia
I dug up a Jewel lid the other day. It is clear glass (ignore the yellowish hue in the picture).

jewel_lid.jpg

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

coreya

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Apr 30, 2007
1,325
38
Summerfield, Fl
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
 

Raypadua

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May 6, 2018
112
16
Winnipeg
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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Raypadua

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May 6, 2018
112
16
Winnipeg
Thanks Coreya! There is a guy selling the green glass insert for $10 here in WINNIPEG so I’ll definitely pick it up and put the two together
 

Raypadua

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May 6, 2018
112
16
Winnipeg
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 :)
 

CanadianBottles

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May 24, 2014
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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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