Vintage Green Kitchen Jars – SOLD

3 Dec

Depression-era green glass kitchen jars

Depression-era green glass kitchen jars

I really think these might be the most special kitchen jars I’ve ever been lucky enough to find! I really don’t think I’ve seen a set quite like these before, and having hunted for them online there don’t seem to be any other matching jars out there (although if I’d spent a little longer looking I’m sure I would have eventually found something similar – the wonders of the interweb never cease to amaze me!). Going on the style of the jars, I’d guess that they’re what is referred to as ‘depression-era glass’ and date to sometime around the early 1940s. Because of their age there is a bit of wear and tear, with the most notable damage being a chip to one of the smaller jars. The rest of the set has a few fleabite chips, and some scratches here and there, although nothing too serious. The small jars are quite petite and look like they would have originally been used to store spices, although you could also use them for tea and sugar, you’d just need to refill them more often. The larger jars are a bit big for teabags, and probably a bit small for something like flour, but really you could use them to store whatever you like – it’s just a matter of personal preference. Whatever you choose to us them for I know that they’ll look amazing – I had to stop myself from doing a hop and skip when I spotted them for sale, they were so darn good looking!

Dimensions: Large jars – 20cm tall x 10cm in diameter; Small jars – 14cm tall x 7cm in diameter

Price: Large jars – R150 each; Small jars -R110 each/R620 for the set

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Large depression-era green glass kitchen jars

Large depression-era green glass kitchen jars

Large green glass kitchen jars with lids

Large green glass kitchen jars with lids

Detail of glass

Detail of glass

Detail of moulded glass

Detail of moulded glass

Detail of damage to large jar

Detail of damage to large jar

Small green glass kitchen jars

Small green glass kitchen jars

Small green glass kitchen jars with lids

Small green glass kitchen jars with lids

Detail of damage to small jar

Detail of damage to small jar

Large green glass kitchen jar with matchbox

Large green glass kitchen jar with matchbox

Small green glass kitchen jar with matchbox

Small green glass kitchen jar with matchbox

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