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Black Milk Glass Muzzled Bear Pomade Jar. This Jar was made by Boston & Sandwich Glass in the 1850's. They were filled with Bear Grease. Some of these Bears were made for different retails distributors and were embossed with the firm's name on the bottom of the bear. This one is not marked and I was told it was sold directly by the Boston & Sandwich Co since the ones they sold were not marked on the bottom. There were 3 sizes made. This is the middle size at approx 4" tall. These all seem to have a lot of damage since they were greatly used 150 years ago, but they are getting so rare that it's a pleasure to even see them. This one is no exception. The base is in relative good condition with just nicks on the rim and 1 chip which I show in one photo. However the head was broken and repaired. From one side he looks perfect, but there is a slice type piece missing along his check on the other side. I show both sides of his head in my photos. The underneath rim of the lid some large chips, but they aren't seen since they fit down into the base. When I purchased it at auction there was a note in it stating that the head was broken in 1960. The note also states it was shown in Plate 207 center row #11 or #15 of the Sandwich book. The writing on the note appears to be that of a very elderly person. I am putting this Bear out for what I have in it since I am trying to downsize my collection.
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Black Milk Glass Bear Pomade Jar 1850 Sandwich Glass
$106 USD SOLD
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