Vintage French Canning Jar - Beauce Glass Canister - 500 ML Size
You must be prepared to care enough about some things, things that are within your power to acquire, to incorporate them into your schemes without regard to what is considered safe or correct or what magazines say or what the people next door think. These touches, often small in scale, give your room distinctive personality are your responsibility and your pleasure. They should reflect your taste and the taste of others whom occupy your space. Dorothy Rodgers, 1967
So this vintage French canister jar with its jaunty Beauce logo and short stubby size is both a beauty and a mystery. It has two possibilities as far as origin - it either came from Quebec, Canada where there was a well known Beauceware pottery factory or it came from France where there is a region in the northern part of the country named Beauce.
Neither have any reference to glassworks or glass manufacturing so this is just an educated guess, but here in the Vintage Kitchen we are leaning towards the possibility that it came from France. The Canadian pottery, Beauce, would have been a natural, more easily accessible association but as it turns out, they only specialized in objects made of clay and their maker's marks, backstamps and logos never resembled the type impressed on this jar.
So back we return to Beauce, France - an agricultural area nestled between two of the country's most famous rivers - the Loire and the Seine. There, barley, wheat, sugar, beets, potatoes and other vegetables are grown for the canning and freezing markets. That means most likely this jar came in a canister set meant for storage of cereal type products or freshly milled wheat or barley.
A handy size for all sorts of petite kitchen projects this European treasure is in ideal container for food storage, kitchen organization, and decorative display.
- Rare Beauce jar
- Toggle clasp
- 500 ML size (equivalent to 2 cups)
In lovely vintage condition. No chips or cracks. The toggle clasp works smoothly and easily. The white rubber ring is still flexible, but most likely you'll want to replace it for a new one, if you plan on using this jar for food storage.
Measures 4" inches (height) x 4.25" inches (diameter)
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