MILLVILLE ATMOSPHERIC FRUIT JAR / WHITALLS PATENT JUNE 18TH 1861 Deep cobalt blue quart size jar. Original cast iron yoke clamp and thumbscrew, with matching cobalt blue lid. Possibly the best fruit jar amongst advanced collectors, with only 4 examples known.
I love these rare purple mason jars . The Mason company made these by mistake after consumers made it known they wanted clear jars. They added pink coloring to their aqua and they came out with a lite purple that you could see when it was in the sun just right.... I love finding these in antique stores, but I do not own any because the price is so ridic!