" tall x 6" wide (at widest point, shoulder height) GALLON? Sized beautiful fiery GOLDEN - RED - ORANGE colored antique GOOFUS GLASS JAR VASE with a pair of COCKATIEL BIRDS embossed pattern. This is NOT a reproduction but an ORIGINAL, well over 100 year old genuine antique vase or jar. It is a hand B lown I nto M old jar (BIM) with a ground-top, dating it all the way back to the 1800's or shortly thereafter.
This vase RETAINS MOST ALL OF it's ORIGINAL fiery RED - ORANGE - GOLD colored paint, which just makes this vase... This style of vase or jar is referred to as GOOFUS GLASS, a super light, fragile, glass vessel that I believe originally came packed with pickles but then went on to be used as an ornamental vase to hold flower arrangements in. Condition : Jar is in PRISTINE SPARKLING CLEAN condition. It has typical flaking/chipping around ground top which was done in manufacturing.
NO cracks, chips, dings, damage, etc. There is some wear on the paint that you can see if you hold it up to a window or light. But when viewing it on a shelf it looks just fantastic or, as I say in the title, exquisite!
PLEASE see pictures for overall idea of general appearance. Age : An early hand-blown jar (Blown-In-Mold = BIM) with a ground-top, ca. A super nice looking goofus vase and ULTRA RARE with most all of its ORIGINAL GOLDEN REDDISH ORANGE paint. Most of these that I have seen have a floral embossed pattern, whereas this one has a pair of Cockatiels in a floral setting design, molded into the glass. As a long time collector of antique fruit jars, I recognize that this jar was manufactured in the same fashion.
These early Blown-Into-Mold wide mouth jars (BIM) were hand blown by blow pipe, into a mold, then the blow pipe broken off. Once the vessel set up, the top was then ground down to smooth and even out the jagged break, and then a tin cap could be fitted over it. Though novice collectors may mistakenly believe that this is damage or breakage, it actually is the ear-mark for an ORIGINAL TRUE ANTIQUE hand blown threaded and wide mouth glass containers. We first heard these large jars referred to as Goofus Glass Pickle jars and since then have all heard them referred to as Goofus Glass Vases.
Though most of them were painted when they were first made, as part of the design, few, very few, still retain their original paint and even when you do see them, the paint is mostly worn off. I do say that this one retains more of its original paint than any others that we've seen which, with the Cockatiels, makes it very soothing to look at.It came out of an estate in NW Montana, it was a one owner piece, passed down by the same family from when it was first issued over a century ago. These came in a plethora of different mold patterns and also an array of glass colors, such as clear, of course, but also white milk glass, cobalt blue, amber color, turquoise aqua, and a light golden amber.
But the best ones were the ones that the glass color didn't matter because they are still coated with the original FIERY paint job from another century , check it out! We put our 30+ years of experience in antiques to use in describing every item we list.
The item "Exquisite LARGE antique GOOFUS GLASS hand blown PICKLE JAR vase COCKATIEL" is in sale since Friday, August 4, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Glass\Vases". The seller is "clancy_kid" and is located in Clancy, Montana. This item can be shipped worldwide.