Covered jar with saucer, What was this used for?

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  1. Potterygal

    Potterygal New Member

    Just found this piece at an antique shop, It is 6 inches high and it has a manufactured hole in the base of the jar which sits in a saucer. Anyone know what i jar.jpg jar2.jpg jar.jpg jar2.jpg t was used for?
     
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  2. persona-non-gratin

    persona-non-gratin Well-Known Member

    To hold a Jam or other preserve jar ?
     
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  3. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    It's a condensed milk jar/container.
     
  4. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    Welcome to Antiquers Potterygal!

    I've always thought that they were called Jam jars (looks like yours has grapes on it)
     
  5. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    Here is a link with a little about some used for condensed milk. To be honest, having never used condensed milk at the table I've always found it odd though I do have one around here somewhere.

    A jam jar would seem more reasonable on today's tables, perhaps it's just that they are easier to locate using the condensed milk title as there are a zillion jam jars.

    http://www.waynepost.com/x846072679/Antique-condensed-milk-containers-on-display-at-library
     
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  6. Phaik Hooi

    Phaik Hooi Well-Known Member

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  7. Lecollectionneur

    Lecollectionneur Well-Known Member

    There is Hutschenreuter marks under if I can be interpretative with the second picture, ans seems to be white porcelain decorated later at home, comes certainly from a service, how is it made inside, the hollow base is uncommon for a general purpose as a box, is it possible it has a liner?
    And can you give us the model which is written in cursive under the center please.
     
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  8. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    With the hole in the bottom it was certainly a condensed milk holder. I find them labeled with all kinds of descriptions but for milk cans that is what they are for.
    greg
     
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  9. Lecollectionneur

    Lecollectionneur Well-Known Member

    And it was made for some countries especially you think ?
     
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  10. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    The Edwardians were like the Victorians and had covers for everything.:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
    greg
     
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  11. Bdigger

    Bdigger Well-Known Member

    interesting item. But I need somebody to explain why a Condensed milk jar would have a hole in the bottom? I know Condensed milk is kind of thick, but it would still run out the bottom hole wouldn't it?
     
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  12. TallCakes

    TallCakes Well-Known Member

    one explanation for the bottom hole states that it was to designed for one's finger to be used to push the milk container up so that it could be easily removed.
     
  13. janetpjohn

    janetpjohn Well-Known Member

    I saw one online just now that has five pieces--the three you have, plus a glass liner and a spoon. I'm not sure they all had liners, but it would account for some of them being called jam jars.
     
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  14. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    God forbid one should have a nasty old tin can on the table!! These had a resurgence during the war, when fresh milk and cream were hard to come by.
     
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  15. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi Silverthwaite,
    You are certainly right in the city. However us country folk always had fresh milk and cream. It was funny since we had relatives who lived in the city we also send them our milk and butter rations. They always send us the rations for gasoline and tires. They had no cars. I bet half of the people here never even heard of ration stamps and books. We are talking about WWll.
    greg
     
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  16. dgbjwc

    dgbjwc Well-Known Member

    I had a great uncle who used condensed milk well into the 1960's or later. He used it straight out of the can though. I haven't seen one since he passed.
    Don
     
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  17. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Live and learn here!!! Until I saw the hole in the bottom, I was thinking it was for tea with a lid to keep it warm!!!! Granted, it would have been a LARGE cup of tea!!!!:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::p
     
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  18. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Not Condensed Milk - Don't you mean Evaporated milk. Used instead of fresh milk for coffee and tea.
     
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  19. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    I also think this is Hobbyist painted. Not factory painted.
     
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  20. Lecollectionneur

    Lecollectionneur Well-Known Member

    I ask that because here we not use condensed milk for such things, it's made for kitchen use etc… but not on a table.

    And hobbyist painter is a better word than my homemade translation.
     
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