Hi! Thanks for dropping in! This jar is really a great find! Noah’s Ark by Starnes. Starnes was very closely associated with Sierra Vista, in fact I believe they were owned by Sierra Vista. No chips, no cracks, no hairlines. It does have one factory flaw that’s hardly visible inside the jar. There is a spot where during the firing process, the pottery separated slightly. It does not show thru to the outside and is barely visible on the inside. Its also glazed over so you know it came this way. Such mold defects are often common and don’t hurt the value of the jar. On the underside its signed “Pat Pending, Starnes Calif”. Nice jar, very colorful, very difficult to find and highly sought after! Very well made, heavy jar. There’s a spot waiting in your collection for this jar! Buy him now! This jar is very clean & I highly doubt that it was ever used.
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This jar comes with a handmade cleaning cloth, too, to help protect the finish on your fine, aging collectables like this fine jar. We make them ourselves with very soft hand woven materials and these will last and last for you not just for this jar but any fine item like this, china, porcelain silverware, almost anything! Nice thing right now in addition to a free cleaning cloth is … he’s on SALE! Holidays are coming and these jars make great gifts. We can ship them to the anticipated recipient for you & send the tracking information to you so you can follow it!
Please use the photo enlarger so that you can view each photo so they show better detail. Just click on the photo image itself to enlarge it. I know you’re looking forward to owning this little guy and the best part is that he doesn’t require anything but a little dusting once in a while … that’s what the soft cloth is for!