1 1/4" tall x 1 5/8" wide. Cylinder-shaped WHITE MILK GLASS colored antique OWL DRUG CO jar. A very unique jar with a small little white SNOWY OWL embossed on the base of and a jar that MANY Owl Drug collectors have never even seen. Note that this is a very early jar as it has the older ONE - WING owl embossed on it. Jar embossed on base with a picture of a tiny little fluffy white Snowy Owl owl perched on a druggists' mortar, stirring a pestle.
The mortar is embossed with, " TOD / CO ". TODCO = T he O wl D rug Co.
Condition : This jar is in EXCELLENT CLEAN condition. It has a little roughness around the lip, too small to tell if it is natural or wear.Other than that, it has NO cracks, chips, dings, damage, etc. Tin lid is dented up and corroded, a replacement would do much justice to this little jar. Please see picture for good idea of bottle's general condition. Age : A blown jar (Blown-In-Mold = BIM) with a smooth-top, ca. These little milk glass base embossed Owl Drug jars are rarer than rare. The 2 wide size (the next one larger than this one) is the ONLY size that is common, all other sizes are about equally as rare with only a few examples known of each. These come in at least five sizes as unbelievable as that seems, that is a FACT, as we have had five (5) DISTINCTIVELY DIFFERENT sizes at one time, but they may even come in more.
This one here is the VERY SMALLEST size that we've ever seen and I believe it to be the smallest size that they come in. All of the different sized ones have one-wing birds on them, we've not ever seen the newer two wing bird embossed on the base.
Rumor from back in the early days of collecting Owl Drug bottles, w as that these milk glass Owl Drug jars, with embossed owls on the base, had ALL come out of the Los Angeles area. To date there are no documented findings of them being found anywhere but in the vicinity of old Los Angeles.
So that could be why there have been no new finds of these, at least that I have heard about, since the 1970s, as no one is digging heavily in L. Like it was being dug in the 1960's and 1970's.
Anyway, this little jar here is as nice as one could expect to find, super clean and in nearly perfect condition, and RARE x 1,000, check it out! We put our 30+ years of experience in antiques to use in describing every item we list. The item "RARE Rare tiny OWL DRUG Co milk glass JAR withpic ONE WING owl on BASE RARE" is in sale since Friday, March 20, 2015.This item is in the category "Antiques\Science & Medicine (Pre-1930)\Apothecary & Pharmaceutical\Bottles & Jars". The seller is "clancy_kid" and is located in Clancy, Montana. This item can be shipped worldwide.