Please feel free to make an offer. A Rare Antique Truffle Jar Black Glass. This is only the second one that I've had in over 42 years of collecting. It reminds me a little of the neck of a C17th Black Glass Onion Bottle. Beautiful in its sculptural type form & very dark green but looks more black in colour.I believe that it's Hand blown. It works beautifully as either a piece of sculpture, ornament or vase. The very dark colour of the jar protects the truffle from light & allows it to help to preserve the taste qualities of the truffle.
This type of jar is tall & narrow, but rather small in size. It takes the form of a small, stocky bottle with a wide neck. The diameter of the neck is always larger than a conventional bottle to allow a truffle of good size to be put inside.It's very dense & heavy in weight. In expected condition for an item of this significant age & nature.
There is a chip to the base from historical impact but it's amazing that it's still survived really. There are parts of the glass that is a sort of rippled in places also odd expected scratches & a very tiny nick also on the base. I expect it would probably of been dug up maybe as I've not cleaned it & it still looks a little dirty inside. The Neck outer measurements is just over 3.5 cm. The base is 5.2 cm in diameter.
A Rare & unusual piece that would make a Great & Unique Xmas Present. The item will be double boxed for safety of posting. Please study the images as they also form part of the description & please do your own research.
The item "Rare Antique Truffle Jar Hand blown Black Glass similar C17th Onion Bottle" is in sale since Sunday, December 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Collectable Bottles & Pots\Wine & Black Glass Bottles". The seller is "pennypuppy17" and is located in Stoke-on-Trent. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El salvador, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Russian federation.