Antique Glass General Store Candy Jar Ba by George Close Co. Cambridge MA

Antique Glass General Store Candy Jar by George Close Co. Cambridge MA

Regular price $115.00


Product Description:  This glass jar in barrel form was once a candy jar from the George Close Co. in Cambridge, Massachusetts during the earlier 1900s but did not survive the depression era. It’s a larger jar measuring 10 inches tall, possibly once used in a general store or other business. The embossed pattern encircling the glass jar depicts a barrel design and has a bail handle with a wooden grip which is latched to a wire hugging the upper neck of the jar. The metal lid is still functional with most of the original label still intact on the front of the jar. The label bears the George Close Co. name and Legion Mixture on the front. An interesting and rare jar with a piece of history.

Note:  Please refer To “Condition” section for additional information.

Circa:  1911-1930s

Height: 10”
Width: 6 – 6 ½” (at widest bulbous point)
Lid Diameter: 5”
Base Diameter: 5 ¼”

Product Weight:  3 pound 12 ounces

Primary Color:  Clear, Transparent 

Materials:  Glass, Metal and Wood

Maker:  George Close Company

Origin:  Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Condition:  Previously owned - used.  Condition is in very good condition and consistent with age and normal use. Jar is exceptionally clear and displays well.  A good portion of original label is still intact.  1/8” chip on inner edge of top lip. On the bottom base, there appears to be a few lines in glass when jar is turned to a certain direction. Uncertain if these lines are in the making or light hairline cracks. It cannot be felt from the exterior. Either way, still a very strong piece and does not effect the beauty and functionality. Due to age, lid does exhibit some scrapes, patina, light dents and rubbing.

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