3 3/4" tall x 3 3/4" wide. Cylinder-base w/ square-keystone-shaped clear-glass top a ntique H J HEINZ antique GLASS DECANTER / JAR ground-glass stopper. What's great abou t this stop per is, not only is the top of it shaped like a' KEYSTONE.
But it also is embossed with an old time SKELETON KEY. This is a very early M old B lown (BIM) stopper dating back t o the 1800's./ PITTSBURGH, USA on one side. Then it is embossed with a LARGE FANCY " H ", on two opposite sides, and then it has an embossed picture of a LARGE skeleton key on the 4th panel. Condition : Stopper is in AMAZINGLY PRISTINE PERFECT MINT condition.
It has just one tiny mark on the inner side of ground-glass base, a small transparent impact ding, which is barely seen, and cannot be felt. Otherwise it has NO cracks, chips, dings, damage, etc. Quite possibly the finest example in existence, in unbelievably PRISTINE and SPARKLING CLEAN condition. Age : A super early mold-blown stopper (Blown-In-Mold = BIM), ca. There is someone out there who has the decanter that this stopper goes with and who needs this stopper.
No doubt this stopper would fit into a LARGE WIDE MOUTH jar or decanter. In the book on antique'Ketchup, Pickles, Sauces' bottles, the author pictures this stopper with 1883 Patent Dates.
The book describes this stopper as having the keystone shape, with a large fancy'H' embossed on two sides, the company name on another, and the emblem of a key on the fourth side, which is describing this stopper here. On a side note, the keystone motif was a symbol of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania , where H. The book goes on to claim that one of these bottles with this stopper intact would be rated as RARE and quite valuable. It assigns a patent date of 1883 to the stopper and decanter. What typically happened is that the stopper's were handled much more than the jars and were subsequently dropped and broken.
As a result there are still a few of the jars out there, but VERY FEW of the stoppers. No doubt it is extremely rare and rates as a GREAT find , it looks like a LARGE JEWEL, check it out! We put our 30+ years of experience in antiques to use in describing every item we list. The item "RARE LARGE antique H J HEINZ glass BOTTLE stopper KEYSTONE shape with SKELETON Key" is in sale since Friday, February 10, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Bottles & Insulators\Bottles\Antique (Pre-1900)\Food, Sauces & Condiments".The seller is "clancy_kid" and is located in Clancy, Montana. This item can be shipped worldwide.