Flaccus Bros Steers Head Fruit Jar
(Embossed Steers Head)
E.C. Flaccus Co.
Wheeling, West Virginia
Provenance: Darrell Plank Collection
The Flaccus Bros Steers Head Fruit Jars are simply gorgeous with striking eye appeal, intricate decorative floral markings, and typography surrounding an embossed steer’s head.
The involvement of the Flaccus family with glass containers is complex and involved. While only Charles L. Flaccus actually manufactured bottles and jars, other family members used containers embossed with the Flaccus name. The name also appeared on numerous paper labels attached to glass jars.
The jars come in different sizes such as half-pints, pints and quarts and colors such as clear, amber, yellow-amber, milk glass, shades of green and sun-colored amethyst. Leybourne notes at least 18 variants in Red Book.
Support: Secondary jar images courtesy of Greg Spurgeon and North American Glass.
Support: Secondary jar grouping from Jerry Ikeda and Jerry’s Jars web site
Support: Reference to The Dating Game: The C.L. Flaccus Glass Co. by Bill Lockhart, Pete Schulz, Carol Serr and Bill Lindsay, Bottles and Extras, November-December 2007
Support: Reference to The Flaccus Bros., E.C. Flaccus and Their Fabulous, Colorful, Embossed Jars by Bill Lockhart, Barry Bernas, Pete Schulz, Beau Schreiver, Carol Serr, and Bill Lindsey
Support: Reference to Red Book #11, the Collector’s Guide to Old Fruit Jars by Douglas M. Leybourne, Jr.