Glass jam jar

Glass jam jar

Clear glass jam jar embossed with a shield-shaped border which contains the remnants of a label. Glass jam jars are uncommon at so early a date. The vast majority of jam and marmalade jars in the late 1890s were ceramic, and ceramic jars continued to be common for...
Boot cream jar

Boot cream jar

Clear glass jar, with external screw thread, ground on top. Embossed on base ‘Propert’s, London’. Such jars contained boot cream or other creams and polishes. It is an early example of a jar with an external screw thread.
Virol jar

Virol jar

Virol jar, with lettering in black print. This was a nourishing food. The text says ‘Virol, a preparation of Bone-Marrow, an ideal fat food for children and invalids’.
Batty’s Nabob Pickle Jar

Batty’s Nabob Pickle Jar

Batty’s Nabob Pickle (showing a nabob, seated, consuming pickle from a bottle): ‘only genuine when secured with Bett’s capsule’ (referring to a patent closure device). Late VIctorian. Provenance uncertain (Yorkshire).
Cream Pot

Cream Pot

Plain brown cream pot, brown glaze on the outside, yellowish-cream glaze on the inside, no stamp.
Jam and Marmalade Jars

Jam and Marmalade Jars

Jars for Keiller’s Dundee Marmalade and John Moir’s Red Currant Jam. Found amid unscavenged domestic waste, 1890s.
Bloater Paste Jar

Bloater Paste Jar

Clear glass jar, embossed ‘Yallop & Co Ltd, Yarmouth’, for bloater paste. Discarded after the death of Mary Everett in 1908. The use of glass jars for meat and fish pastes gradually became the norm from the 1910s onward.
Butter Jar

Butter Jar

Ceramic jar, transfer-printed in black ‘Genuine Cumberland Rum Butter, Made by Millers, Kendal’. Made in Cumbria; consumed in Essex.
Ginger Jar

Ginger Jar

Chinese blue and white hand-painted ginger jar, with lid. Imported.
Marmalade Jar

Marmalade Jar

Large jar for James Keiller & Son’s Dundee Marmalade, black transfer on white.
Early Screw-Thread Jar

Early Screw-Thread Jar

Left: hand-made clear glass (Manganese) jar with external screw-thread and ground top, 1890s. Right (for comparison): machine-made aqua jar with external screw-thread, 1910s.
Paste Jar

Paste Jar

Moulded glass jar for meat or fish paste, bearing the registration number 612272 (for late 1912). Two were found in this deposit. Clear glass made with manganese oxide.