Here’s a beautiful deep amethyst hand blown glass candy jar from the 1890s with its original glass threaded Sun pattern lid and original steel carrying handle! It has nice Moon pattern around shoulder and base of jar with 2raised band around middle….. Sunburst pattern on top of lid. Hand blown in mold…. 6 1/4″tall (7″counting lid)…. Jar is in excellent shiny nice condition with only 3 surface bruises/dings on very bottom of jar (cannot be seen on display); no other damage on jar or lid…. Shiny clean with no haze. Original lid screws off and on easily. Handle is very solid and tight and swings up and down smoothly. Unless you contact me first. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for your business…. Your friendly fellow collector, Digger Dave Beeler. We stand proudly in support of our military men and women and their families. The beautiful amethyst or purple color of this glass is a result of the presence of manganese in the glass, which was a decolorizer to turn the glass clear. Glass that contains manganese, when exposed to ultraviolet rays of the sun or other sources of UV rays, causes the glass to turn amethyst. Some of my amethyst bottles and glass are purpled from years of exposure to natural sunlight. Others have been purpled with the use of strong UV lights in a boxand some have been purpled by running them through a water sterilization plant, which is a safe and permanent process which does the same thing as many years of exposure to natural sunlight, except much faster. To those “purists” who falsely believe that glass cannot turn this deep amethyst color naturally, I could take you to places where bottles and glass have turned this same shade of purple from being in the sunlight for many years. The item “1890 ORIGINAL AMETHYST GLASS FANCY CANDY JAR WithSUN PATTERN LID & STEEL HANDLE” is in sale since Monday, October 24, 2016. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Glass\Jars”. The seller is “diggerdaveb” and is located in Hillsboro, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Age: 1850-1899
- Original/Reproduction: Original