Antique Fruit Jar Hall of Fame


CANTON DOMESTIC FRUIT JAR in rare cobalt blue.
Upside down: BALL MASON

Only about a dozen of these error jars are known to exist, according to experts.

MASON'S PATENT NOV 30 1858 in rare forest green.
VAN VLIET jar with closure in very rare amber. Only 2 examples known to exist.
Pontilled Wax Sealer in Sapphire Blue

A rare, old, and beautiful jar bought on eBay.

MASON'S PATENT NOV 30TH 1858 with ring for glass lid. In rare citron/amber with a touch of green.
Millville Atmospheric Fruit Jar

Incredibly rare - only 4 known examples.

KYGW citron wax sealer (Red Book #1446 in unlisted color) with tin closure.

Sold for $355 on eBay ...

Swirled Honey Amber Ball plain 3-L quart (No "MASON"). These are much scarcer than the jars with MASON embossed under Ball. This one was made on the E. B. Ball machine. Note the disconnected underscore on this jar, a variant long recognized as the "sperm jar", a term coined by the NC collector that first noted this variant and brought it to the attention of the collecting world, via Granny Kath.

Sold for $1,625 on eBay ...

Jar is 7 1/4" high and has rough pontil base.

Sold for $754 on eBay ...

LIGHTNING jar in yellow with olive tone.