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February 2021 Auction - Closed (Closed #1455257)

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  Lot # 254
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  • Lot # 254
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Size:  QUART


Closure:  Original threaded glass stopper (edge chips on the stopper flange, bigger one is shown). The search for a more perfect stopper should not be difficult, as there are many original stoppers in circulation, while scant few jars are known to exist.

Appearance:  shiny glass

Condition:  jar in great shape with no damage

Embossing:  medium

Base:  unmarked

Age:  c1866

Availability:  Rare. The SS Great Eastern was ocean-faring iron sailing steam ship built in London and launched in 1858. It was the largest ship ever built to that date, with a capacity to take 4,000 passengers from England to Australia without refueling. The ship served for several years as a passenger liner between Great Britain and North America before being converted to a cable-laying ship and laying the first lasting transatlantic telegraph cable in 1866. It was most probably this latter feat that this jar was meant to commemorate. ET Whitehead was a dealer in lamps & glassware in Philadelphia in the 1860's. Ex: Cay Bettinghaus, ex Alex Kerr

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