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Offline susankin

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Possibly Czech Apothecary Jars
« on: October 21, 2014, 05:42:46 PM »
I have a pair of  large yellow/amber colored crystal lidded apothecary jars.

They are a mix of yellow glass and clear glass with etched and incised bands.

The jars are about 18" tall and 6" wide at their widest part. One source said they might be Czech from the 30's or 40's.

I would love to know more about these pieces, and try to narrow down the possible maker. They are not signed.

Thanks for any help you can give!!!



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Re: Possibly Czech Apothecary Jars
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2014, 07:00:36 PM »
Welcome to the forum.

My first thought would be they are from Italy but that is only an impression, I was going to say covered goblet but they are so big. We are probably going to ask you for more photos, so I will start with one of the underside of the base and another with a dark background to help show the decoration please.

John


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Re: Possibly Czech Apothecary Jars
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2014, 07:30:09 PM »
They don't look like apothecary jars to me - not very practical for an apothecary's needs.  :)
They would be easily knocked over and the lid is not that secure or a tight fit.

Are these not what are called "pokals"?

Welcome to the gmb, Susankin.  :)
More images, showing any markings and the base would be a big help.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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