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Offline mhgcgolfclub

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St Louis pressed glass Lidded Jar
« on: November 11, 2008, 05:34:23 PM »
I bought this St Louis pressed glass Lidded Jar recently, I am trying to find out an approx age ,I think it could be about 1900 but thats just a guess, cannot find much information or other pressed glass items that St Louis made on the internet seems to be all high quality cut glass,
Height 7.5" or 19cm, weight over 1.5kg, signed St LOUIS in relief

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Re: St Louis pressed glass Lidded Jar
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2009, 06:24:17 AM »
Still not finding much out on this item but is still being used as a biscuit jar, thought I have another try

Roy

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Re: St Louis pressed glass Lidded Jar
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2009, 06:39:22 AM »
St.Louis came in German hands after the Franco-Prussian war of 1870 and reverted to France in 'la grande guerre'. During this time they produced pressed glass for the German market. Cookie jars are not really a French thing... so I'd guess you have to describe it as "last quarter 19th century".
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Re: St Louis pressed glass Lidded Jar
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2009, 04:09:49 PM »
Roy, best I can find:

it's the EMPIRE pattern as shown in St.Louis 1900 (vanity set), but the lids' and stoppers' decoration there is a band of laurel too.

The shape of your pot is identical to the lower part of the water bottle without the neck.

In 1907 catalogue there is an EMPIRE dome footed mustard pot with exactly the same lid as yours.

Size: could also be a 'pot à tabac' i.e. tobacco jar

Couldn't find the EMPIRE pattern in earlier catalogues, i.e. 1872, 1874, 1887.
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Re: St Louis pressed glass Lidded Jar
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2009, 04:35:43 AM »
Thanks Ivo and Pamela for the extra information, its made a good cookie jar for the last year

Roy

 

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