This jar dates from the 1860's-late 1880's. Based on the incised letter marks we believe it is from 1864. It features a rarely seen bright-cut pattern on the lid. The incised Wedgwood mark and the 3 incised letters nearby are the only marks (no England marking).
There are no chips, cracks, or repairs. Overall excellent condition. All is shown in the photos including the light scratching on the lid and the discoloration on the inside of the jar and a smudge on one of the sides. All easily visible on the photos.
The jar measures approx. 5 1/4" high by 5 1/4" diameter. Another 3 1/4" in height with handle in the raised position.
I'd be reaching for chips, cookies, or biscuits all day just to get another look at this wonderful survivor (at least 140 years old).
By the way, our research has not found another example like this with the lid cut with this or any other pattern. As it is, lilac jars of this age and condition bring top dollar and we are able to offer it a median price based on what we paid to acquire it. A must have for any collector!
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