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HEISEY'S FOOTED CANDY JARS

A.H. Heisey & Company produced tall footed candy jars during most of the company�s history, but the greatest variety of patterns and sizes was produced during the �Colonial� years.

The 465 Recessed Panel candy jars are relatively easy to find today, particularly in the half pound and one pound sizes. The line was made from 1915 to 1932. The covered candy jar was made in six sizes: quarter pound, half pound, one pound, three pounds, five pounds, and eight pounds. The larger sizes were likely made primarily for commercial use, although the large size jars can be found with cuttings and other decorations suggesting they were sometimes sold for home use as well.

With two exceptions, the Recessed Panel candy jars were made in Crystal only. The half pound size was made in both Moongleam and Canary, in limited quantity. Jars in either color are considered scarce if not rare, and usually command high prices today.

The candy jars in this line are usually, but not always, marked with the Diamond H on the bottom, and sometimes on the inside of the cover.

The 341 Puritan candy jars were made in one pound, two pound, three pound, and five pound sizes, in Crystal only. These candy jars are not known with any Heisey production cuttings, but are frequently found with gray cuttings by other companies. They are usually marked with the Diamond H on the bottom.

The 353 Medium Flat Panel candy jars were made in half pound, one pound, and three pound sizes, in Crystal only. They are usually marked with the Diamond H on the bottom, and the cover may also be marked on the inside. It is seen less frequently today than the other Colonial style candy jars. Like the Puritan candy jar, it is often seen with gray cuttings done by cutting companies.

The 469 Reverse Hartman candy jar was made in a half pound size only, and only in Crystal. The pattern resembles the 369 Hartman pattern, except that the candy jar has raised ribs between the panels, while items in the Hartman line have grooves between the panels. The 469 candy jar is usually marked with the Diamond H on the bottom and may be found with gray cuttings and other decorations by other companies.

The 1183 Revere candy jar was offered in a range of sizes, from a quarter pound to five pounds. The jar was made in Crystal only. It can be found with several Heisey production cuttings: 639 Electro, 679 Windsor, and 693 Cloister, as well as the 9009 Arctic etching. A plain pattern, intended for decorating, it is frequently found with cuttings and other decorations done by decorating companies. The jar is usually marked on the inside bottom of the bowl.

Another plain footed candy jar is the 4291 Marlene one pound jar. It was made in Crystal only, in quarter pound and one pound sizes, and can be found with several Heisey etchings, including 413 Renaissance, 426 Mt. Vernon, 429 Zodiac, 431 Victory, and the 9001 Trefoil etchings, as well as the following cuttings: 657 Liberty, 674 Adams, 679 Windsor, 680 Crusader, 693 Cloister, 697 Trellis, 706 Warrick, 720 Cristabel, 723 Azalea, 724 Daffodil, 725 El Dorado, and 730 Cornflower. It is marked twice with the Diamond H, once on each side at the top of the pressed foot, where it joins the blown bowl.

Only a few tall covered candy jars were made during the color period of the 1920s and 1930s. The 1405 Ipswich candy jar was made in Crystal, Sahara, Flamingo, and Moongleam. An example in any color is desirable and hard to find. The 1430 Aristocrat candy jar was made in two varieties, low footed and high footed. Both versions were made in Crystal, Sahara, Cobalt, and Moongleam. It is rare in Tangerine. Crystal examples are sometimes found with Heisey�s 794 Riviere and 809 Calcutta cuttings, as well as other production and special cuttings.

Toward the end of the color period, the 1506 Provincial line included a candy jar, which was made in both Crystal and Zircon (later referred to as Limelight). It is marked with the Diamond H at the top of the stem, where it joins the bowl. It was produced by Imperial in Crystal, Amberglo, Verde, and Azalea.

The 1519 Waverly footed candy is distinguished by its seahorse handles. Heisey produced the jar in Crystal and Amber. It can be found with the 507 Orchid etching and with a custom etching of the Elks crest. Imperial produced it in Crystal, Antique Blue, Verde, and Sunshine Yellow. The 1590 Zodiac candy jar was made by Heisey in Crystal only, and by Imperial in Crystal, Amberglo, Verde, Azure Blue, Antique Blue, Rubigold carnival, white carnival, and Sunshine Yellow.

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Candy Jar Sizes

1183 Revere covered candy jars: 1 lb. with 679 Windsor cutting, � lb. with 693 Cloister cutting, � lb. with 679 Windsor cutting

341 Puritan covered candy jars: 2 lb. and 1 lb. with cutting

353 Medium Flat Panel 1 lb. and � lb. candy jars with cutting

465 Recessed Panel candy jars, � lb., � lb., 1 l.b., 3 lb.

465 Recessed Panel � lb. candy jar, Moongleam

465 Recessed Panel � lb. candy jar, Canary

1405 Ipswich covered candy jar, Sahara

1519 Waverly covered candy jar with 507 Orchid etching

1590 Zodiac candy jar

4291 Marlene candy jar, 431 Victory etching

469 Reverse Hartman covered candy jar

1506 Provincial/Whirlpool covered candy jar, Limelight

1430 Aristocrat high footed candy jar, satin finish

- Article and Photos by Martha McGill


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