Mason’s Patent 1858 jar blows by $5000 at auction


A quart Mason’s Patent 1858 canning jar passed the $5000 mark at auction recently on  The jar, in perfect condition in a medium but rich blue color came from an estate auction.  The seller thought it might be a 1970s reproduction.  Despite the vague description, collectors quickly realized the jar, with its ground lid, was authentic.

A total of 79 bids brought the price to $5710 at closing.  View the auction here.

The beautiful and unusual blue color set this jar apart from the sea of common aqua jars.


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