Large, Bold Antique Black Glass French Food Storage Jar, Pontil. Large handblown antique storage or food jar of forest green or medium green color, presenting a bold, hefty look because of its size and bulk. This jar is 12¾ inches high and has a diameter of about 6 inches.It is heavy, weighing just a tiny bit under 4 pounds. Lots of quaint irregularities -- interesting irregular neck with indentation, some scratches and some small bubbles. It has a shallow pontil on the bottom and good wear marks.
In France these are called bocals (jars) or cornichons , which is the word for small pickled cucumbers. They were filled with food for preserving and then a cloth was placed over the top and tied around the crimped neck. These date from the early 19th century, from about 1800 to 1830. Thank you for looking at our item. _gsrx_vers_837 GS 7.0.15 (837).The item "Large, Bold Antique Black Glass French Food Storage Jar, Pontil. Good Condtion" is in sale since Sunday, September 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Bottles & Insulators\Bottles\Antique (Pre-1900)\Utility & Black Glass". The seller is "maineline" and is located in Damariscotta, Maine. This item can be shipped to United States.