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Vintage Fiesta Marmalade Jar

Vintage Fiesta Marmalade Jar

The taller marmalade, shown here in ivory, stands next to the shorter mustard. Not part of the original line that was introduced in January of 1936, but introduced shortly after the initial release. The marmalade was originally going to be the mustard jar, but you'd really have to love mustard to need such a large jar for it, so the smaller mustard jar was designed and released before the marmalade. The marmalade jar was also going to be called a honey jar, but that too was changed before release. As with lots of the 1936 production techniques, lots of hand craftsmanship was used to produce the marmalade. Not only was the finial knob for the lid cast separately and attached then by hand, the foot had to hand tooled to flare out, then the bands of concentric rings would have been etched around the foot on the jiggering machine and if that wasn't enough, even the spoon slot in the lid had to be punched out just before the clay fully set and dried. All this hand work caused them to be produced slower than many other pieces and the lids and spoon slots seem prone to chipping with use, making the vintage marmalade a difficult item to track down, especially in excellent, collector quality condition.


4 1/2" tall x 2 1/2" across the bottom foot (3 3/4" across the widest part of the belly).


Marked in the mold on the outside bottom "fiesta HLC USA."

Years of production

Circa 1936-1946: Made in the first six original vintage colors. Red discontinued by the end of 1942.

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