We certainly do love apothecary jars as they can be filled with interesting items that are so pretty to display. I filled this jar with earthy autumn related botanicals that are not only colorful but the textures are just “oh so special”! You will also receive a circular breadboard along with a corn husk bundle and a faux apple. This gathering is ready to be displayed as soon as you receive it and what a statement it will make in you lovely home!!
The apothecary jar dates to the turn of the century to the 1940’s and sports a slight kicked up bottom. It originally came with a label attached to the front (also included), (see image 15) but it arbitrarily fell off one day as I found it laying on the counter. The good news is I was able to give it a good cleaning without having to be cautious of the label. It reads, “Hart Shaw Miller Drug Company” located in Adrian, Michigan. “Three Rexall Stores” also appears in the upper right hand corner along with “Pure Talcum” that costs .40 cents.
The glass is not particularly wavy and there are no bubbles present. There are several chips on the top edge of the opening as shown but the rest of the jar is in great condition without any cracks to report. The tin lid has minor separation on the side where the ends were joined as shown in image 12. It sports a dark surface with inconsistencies that portray “hit and miss” areas where the tin did not darken. The inside has a shiny appearance as shown.
The jar is filled with dried corn, a red pepper, gum balls, a pumpkin, quince slice, a single gourd, anise, a pearl onion, a dried tangerine and a beechnut pod from our tree. Yes, you certainly can capture fall in a jar like this one and it will last indefinitely!
The breadboard boasts simplistic form as it was not heavily carved. It was fashioned from three boards joined together with a whisper of joinery construction as shown in image 21 referencing the outer edge. The front shows two areas that have experienced minor separation but the back of the board was not affected. The warm patina mixed in with dark areas add interest to this piece.
Chop marks can be found on the upper portion of the front as well as the back. Two dark spots appear on the backside as well as a cluster of another darker area that appears on the left hand side near the edge.
This board is smooth to the touch especially around the edges as it was probably used on a daily basis. There is also a convenient wire hanging loop located at the top. This piece is quite heavy for such a small size but was made well and meant to last.
I added a bundle of dried corn shucks and tied them with bittersweet colored yarn as an accent that provides even more festivity. Lastly, a realistic faux apple presents itself quite nicely on the top of the board it now calls home.
You can separate this gathering and use these items either in your kitchen, pantry or buttery. The jar can be displayed on your window sill and will sparkle in the streaming sunlight highlighting the contents within that expel fall ambiance relating to this special time of year! Enjoy!
Breadboard measures 7 ½” across and is a little over ½” thick. Apothecary Jar stands 6 ¼” tall, measures 2 ¼” across the top opening and measures almost 3 ¼” across the bottom. Corn Shucks stand 5” tall and measures 5” @ the widest point. Apple stands 2” tall by 1 ½” across the center.
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