Air-Tight Fruit Jar Whimsey


Possibly Ravenna Glass Works, Ravenna, Ohio

Aquamarine Figural Barrel

The museum is pleased to have on display this wonderful whimsey made from an Air-Tight Fruit Jar. What is extraordinary about this example is that the mold was used to make a figural barrel or keg bottle. The bottle-maker added a blob-top spout or mouth in the bunghole position of the barrel form. This is the only example reported and has an open pontil scar. Initially, one might not see a practical reason this so-called bottle was made so we use the term whimsey. Check it out in the FOHBC Virtual Musem Jar Gallery