Giant hand blown 17 inch antique apothecary specimen jar with lid

$400.00 $500.00

This antique Apothecary jars stand 17 in tall and is 7 in wide. It is hand-blown with hand-ground edges. You can see the punt mark at the bottom where the glass was twisted off!
The lid does have a chip on the top of one corner please see photos. There are no chips on the actual jar itself.

I picked these Apothecary jars up from a woman who rescued them out of a trash bin back in the 50s when she worked at the Smithsonian and they were modernizing their containers. Her story was she thought it was an abomination to throw these specimen jars away when they were works of art themselves so she rescued them and put them in her basement where I found them almost 50 years later.

This listing is only for the single extraordinary large jar not the grouping. We have included that for scale.

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Sales Tax:
6.0% will be charged to state of Virginia orders

All Custom orders will be shipped within 30 days if purchase unless a prior mutual date has been confirmed.

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Sales Tax:
6.0% will be charged to state of Virginia orders

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I am certain that you will be delighted with anything you order from me. Most of my items are vintage or handcrafted and any variation in finishes is the nature of antiques and hand artistry. If you receive an item you are not satisfied with, you may request a refund of the purchase price within 10 days of receipt of your item . Items must be clean and undamaged for return or exchange. To return an item send the package. For your protection, please insure the package for its full value. COD's are not accepted.


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9280 Sandy Pines Lane
Hayes VA 23072

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