Extra Large Edwardian White Ironstone Banded Barley Storage Jar

1930s antique Meredith Drew glass shop counter advertising display jar

A large and impressive white banded whiteware ironstone kitchen storage jar, for “Barley”, dating from the Edwardian period.

These “hooped” storage jars were popular in Edwardian kitchens, when it was common for foodstuffs to be sold in loose measures in grocery shops. These are becoming increasingly popular more than 100 years later, as we look to alternatives to plastic packaging. Therefore, they are increasingly hard to find, and rare pieces.

This “Barley” jar is a large version, with 7 1/2 inches marked into the base, and with green transfer print lettering.

Grimwades produced an identical set of ‘Hooped’ jars, with the same green transfer print lettering and advertising also appearing on the base of the jar and the base of the lid. This may be an early version without the advertising.

This jar is in excellent condition, with no crazing or cracks. There is a very small chip to the inside rim which measures 4mm x 5mm. This can only be seen when the lid is removed. There is also a small age spot to the lip of the lid and some minor spots of aging to the side of the jar near the base, as well as wear from use to the base. Overall, though, it’s a very clean piece and in great condition.

Height, 20.5cm; Width, 17cm

Price includes tracked delivery via Parcelforce in the UK; international delivery £20.




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