MLA Auction 49 – Spring 2020 – Fruit Jars

Closed Sat May 2 at 6pm ET.

FJ001 GEM Rutherford Pint
Minimum Bid: $1500
Range:$2000-2500
Sold: $2150

The GEM Rutherford pint is an extremely rare jar and this is a great example. Near mint with some very light internal stain. Strongly embossed. No 2 on the base. Well ground lip with a single flake. Correct glass insert and band. The glass insert has a spot of green in it. A tough jar that seldom comes to market.


FJ002 Beaver Ame Quart Amber
Minimum Bid: $1000
Range:$1500-2000
Sold: $1500

An Ame quart size Beaver jar in a rich orange amber coloured glass. In strong light, the thin parts appear almost yellow. Lots of character to the glass with some heavy swirls, long lines and seed bubbles. Mint condition. Sparkling clean. Perfect ground lip. Correct amber button style lid. The insert has a couple of very small chips. No 9 with a line under embossed on the base.


FJ003 American Porcelain Lined Pint SCA
Minimum Bid: $250
Range:$400-500
Sold: $250

An American Porcelain Lined pint in pale suncast amethyst coloured glass. This jar in aqua glass is common, yet prices have been steadily rising. It is an attractive jar with the large monogram. Examples in clear or SCA are quite scarce. This is a terrific example! Super clean jar. A nice bit of milky swirl up the left side. Well embossed. Excellent condition. Large flake off the mouth left side from grinding. Correct closure with Consolidated Fruit Jar Co of New York embossed on the milk glass insert. Both the insert and zinc top are mint. First one of these we have sold in SCA. Don’t miss it!


FJ004 Farrar’s Patent Sealing Jar
Minimum Bid: $250
Range:$400-500
Sold: $600

By the 1890s, the Farrar family had been potting in the Richelieu Valley of Quebec for over 50 years. After some difficult times, their potting operations began to expand. Helen Lambart in her publication Two Centuries of Ceramics in the Richelieu Valley (1970) recounts that “[a]t this time a new type of stoneware preserve jar was being developed and selling well.” This half gallon pottery jar is the one patented in 1896 by the Farrar Potteries. The closure consists of a broad glass lid secured by an elaborate wire closure. 7 1/2″ tall to the rim of the crock. Near mint condition. The crock is perfect. The glass insert has a couple of very small flakes. The wire assembly is intact and in excellent shape. This is a rare jar and the first one we have offered in nearly fifty sales.


FJ005 Pansy Quart Amber
Minimum Bid: $250
Range:$400-500
Sold: $250

A quart size paneled Pansy jar in orange amber coloured glass. You can clearly see the BEST peened out. This is a heavy jar made of thick glass. Excellent condition. 1/2″ thin grinding flake off the mouth. Good clarity and gloss to the glass. Couple of light rubs to the shoulder. Matching amber coloured glass insert. The white spot you see in the “Y” is a white stone embedded in the glass. Lots of character to this one.


FJ006 Hamilton No 2 Clamp Jar
Minimum Bid: $250
Range:$400-500
Sold: $400

A No 2 size Hamilton Glassworks clamp jar. Excellent condition. One tiny chip off the inside rim of the lip. On the base edge there is some roughness from the moulding. Super clean jar. Well embossed. Correct glass insert in a pale blue coloured glass. The insert is heavily stained. Original iron clamp. A real nice example of this scarce jar.


FJ007 Hamilton Clamp Quart Jar
Minimum Bid: $150
Range:$200-300
Sold: $160

A quart size Hamilton Glassworks clamp jar. Excellent condition. Two tiny chips off the mouth. These are really small. Super clean jar. Original clamp and glass insert. The glass insert is excellent with a few tiny flea bites.


FJ008 Excelsior 1/2 Gal Blue
Minimum Bid: $200
Range:$300-400
Sold: $200

A 1/2 gal Exelsior jar in a beautiful Ball blue coloured glass with some nice sediment amber swirls in the neck and mouth. Odd-size small mouth. Scarce original closure. The glass insert is a Dexter Improved Patent 1865. Mint condition. This is a gorgeous piece of glass and one of my favourite items in this sale.


FJ009 Beehive Quart Pale Blue
Minimum Bid: $150
Range:$200-300
Sold: $250

A beautiful Beehive quart in pale blue coloured glass. Near mint with just a wisp of internal stain.


FJ010 Best Quart Amber
Minimum Bid: $150
Range:$200-300
Sold: $275

This may be THE best amber BEST quart. The glass is a dark smokey orange amber colour with heavy swirls all around the body. Near mint with one tiny grinding flake front. The glass insert is the correct type. The colour of the insert is a deep yellow with amber swirls. The insert has as much character as the jar. A truly exceptional example folks. Better than yours!


FJ011 American Porcelain Lined Pint Aqua
Minimum Bid: $150
Range:$250-300
Sold: $325

An American Porcelain Lined pint in aqua coloured glass. Mint condition. Very crude jar with lots of mould imperfections. Sparkling clean. Perfect lid. Correct closure. The milk glass insert is marked Boyd’s Genuine Porcelain Lined. Closure is also mint. Number 1 on the base. About as good as they get!

FJ012 GEM Rutherford 1/2 Gal
Minimum Bid: $100
Range:$150-200
Sold: Not

A GEM Rutherford & Co 1/2 gal in pale bluish aqua coloured glass. A swirl of sediment amber in the mouth. Excellent condition. Bit of light internal stain. Well ground odd-size small mouth. Correct closure in great condition.


FJ013 The Imperial Pint SCA
Minimum Bid: $150
Range:$200-300
Sold: Not

A pint size The Imperial jar in suncast amethyst coloured glass. This jar in aqua is common but rare in SCA. Excellent condition with just a couple of tiny grinding flakes. The embossing is very weak, particularly in the top. The word “THE” is invisible. The monogram trademark centre is quite faint. Oddly, the word “Imperial” is strong. Try and find a better one!


FJ013 The Imperial Pint SCA
Minimum Bid: $150
Range:$200-300
Sold: Not

A pint size The Imperial jar in suncast amethyst coloured glass. This jar in aqua is common but rare in SCA. Excellent condition with just a couple of tiny grinding flakes. The embossing is very weak, particularly in the top. The word “THE” is invisible. The monogram trademark centre is quite faint. Oddly, the word “Imperial” is strong. Try and find a better one!


FJ014 Beaver Ame Pint Colourless
Minimum Bid: $150
Range:$200-300
Sold: $150

A beautiful example of an Ame pint Beaver jar. The glass appears colourless in strong light, but there is a faint green hue. Super well embossed. Basically mint with a rough patch of glass at the rear from the moulding. No 3 on the base.


FJ015 Beaver Ame Pint Colourless
Minimum Bid: $100
Range:$150-200
Sold: $100

An Ame pint Beaver jar in colourless glass with a faint green hue. Well embossed. Near mint. 1/4″ grinding flake. No 1 on the base.


FJ016 Beaver Imp 1/2 gal Light Green
Minimum Bid: $75
Range:$100-150
Sold: $210

Beaver Imp 1/2 gal. Light bright green coloured glass. 1/4″ bruise on the base edge. Otherwise excellent. Super clean with a high gloss. Well embossed. Scarce size and colour for this one. Beaver button style lid in colourless glass.


FJ017 Beaver Ame 1/2 gal Light Green
Minimum Bid: $75
Range:$100-150
Sold: $75

Beaver Ame 1/2 gal. Pale green coloured glass. Light internal haze. Good gloss to the exterior. Strongly embossed. #7 on base. A great example of this jar. Beaver button style lid in clear glass.


FJ018 Beaver Ame Quart Bright Green
Minimum Bid: $75
Range:$100-150
Sold: $75

A Beaver Ame quart in bright green coloured glass. The colour is a bit deeper than the two previous lots. Strongly embossed. Dead mint. #7 on the base. Beaver style button lid in pale icy blue coloured glass. Killer example!


FJ019 Beaver Ame Quart Light Green
Minimum Bid: $75
Range:$100-150
Sold: $110

Beaver Ame quart. Pale green coloured glass. Super strong embossing. The beaver is jumping off this jar! Near mint with the faintest line of wear along the shoulder at the rear. #15 on the base. Beaver style button lid in pale icy blue coloured glass. Best possible example of this one.


FJ020 Beaver Ame Quart Light Green
Minimum Bid: $50
Range:$75-100
Sold: $50

Beaver Ame quart. Pale green coloured glass. A bit lighter than the previous lot. Strongly embossed. Rub to the shoulder left side (typical of jars in this glass colour). Bit of internal stain that I believe would clean out. #12 on base. Star glass insert.


FJ021 Beaver Imp Quart Clear
Minimum Bid: $75
Range:$100-150
Sold: $75

Beaver Imp quart. Clear glass. Light internal stain. Bit of glass stuck to the inside base, in-manufacturing. Strongly embossed. Beaver button style lid in clear glass.


FJ022 Beaver Imp Quart Colourless
Minimum Bid: $75
Range:$100-150
Sold: $75

Beaver Imp quart. Colourless glass. Strongly embossed. Note the beaver is a different style than the previous lot. Mint condition. Beaver button style lid in clear glass. Real clean example of this jar.


FJ023 Pair of Beaver Ame Quarts
Minimum Bid: $75
Range:$100-150
Sold: $90

Pair of Beaver Ame quarts. The jar on the left is colourless with a sharp straw tone. Well embossed. Mint condition. #11 on base. Beaver button style lid in clear glass. Note the dot below the animal. The jar on the right is a pale green colour. Well embossed. Internal stain but otherwise excellent. Ordinary glass insert with this one, not the button style.


FJ024 Anchor 1/2 gal
Minimum Bid: $100
Range:$150-200
Sold: $100

Anchor 1/2 gal. SCA coloured glass. Well embossed. Near mint condition. Studded with tiny seed bubbles. Clear glass insert. A beautiful example of this jar.



FJ025 Anchor Quart
Minimum Bid: $75
Range:$100-150
Sold: $75

Anchor quart. The mate to the previous lot. SCA coloured glass. Well embossed. 1/4″ in-manufacturing flaw in the edge of the mouth. Otherwise excellent. Studded with tiny seed bubbles. SCA coloured insert. Insert has a heavy chip. A real nice example of this jar.


FJ026 Pair of The Rose Jars
Minimum Bid: $75
Range:$100-150
Sold: $75

A pair of The Rose jars. The pint has a 1″ section of heavy chipping to the mouth. Otherwise super clean and well embossed. The quart size has a bit of internal stain but no chips or cracks. The glass insert is clear and has a couple of chips.


FJ027 Pair of Pints
Minimum Bid: $75
Range:$100-150
Sold: $120

A pair of pint size jars. The bulge Crown pint is a beautiful mint example. The Ideal pint has a bit of internal stain, a faint rub on the exterior front and a few grinding flakes. Minor stuff.


FJ028 Pair of Best Jars
Minimum Bid: $75
Range:$100-150
Sold: $110

Pair of quart size Best jars. The clear one left is the later machine-made style with the rayed base and matching glass insert. The jar is clear and the insert is aqua coloured. Bit of internal stain. The bright green coloured one right is the earlier ground-lip variety. Jar is mint with good gloss. The aqua glass insert is a tight fit and has a small chip.


FJ029 Ideal Imperial Quart
Minimum Bid: $50
Range:$75-100
Sold: $50

A scarce Imp quart size The Ideal jar. Super clean. Lots of whittle. 1/4″ grinding flake but otherwise excellent.