Item Number: 362
Production Dates: 1915-1970 (under different names)
When this piece of glass was first introduced into the American 2056 line, it was called the Cracker Jar & Cover. Later in years, circa 1933, it was reintroduced as the Pretzel Jar & Cover. It remained so until 1944, when this item was discontinued. It would reappear later, around 1957, as a Cookie Jar & Cover.
These pieces can vary by about ¼” in height, and most of the time that can be attributed to the size of the clear band of glass seen at the top of the jar. The jar opening has a diameter of approximately 5¾”, with a smooth (non-serrated) rim. In years past, the bottom jar piece was sold to other companies that fitted them with wooden tops and other accessories to be sold as cigar and Tobacco Humidors.
After the mid-to-late 1980’s, the mould for this piece was in the hands of different glass companies – Dalzell Viking Glass, etc. Since the Fostoria Glass factory had already closed down, Dalzell Viking was contracted to produce a variety of American pieces from original FA moulds. The Cookie Jar & Cover was one such piece. Dalzell produced it in a Blue Gray color (seen here) and a Cranberry Mist color. A couple of other colors were made by the L.E. Smith Glass Co.
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