Antique 1920s Meredith & Drew Biscuits Shop Advertising Glass Display Jar in Vivid Blue
A scarcely found antique shop advertising display piece for Meredith & Drew Biscuits, dating from the 1920s.
This is a wonderful antique advertising piece, which would look wonderful on display or even used once again to store biscuits in.
Dating from the early part of the 20th Century, this glass advertising jar would have sat on a shop counter filled with Meredith & Drew Biscuits, which would have been sold loosely from this jar or would have been a display item. Across the front of the jar is the Meredith & Drew Biscuits logo in fantastic deep blue etching.
Considering the age of this piece, it is in fantastic condition. The vividness of the blue etching on the front of the jar is particularly striking. There are some odd scuff marks on the etching and some minor fading to the lettering at the bottom, but this is fairly minimal. There are some air bubbles and lines running down the glass, which are from the time of production. Additionally, there appears to be an external hairline to the outside of the jar on the base. Again, this could be a production issue as it is stable and is only on the outside layer of the glass; it doesn’t penetrate through.
The aluminium lid, in vivid blue and with raised typography, really stands out on this piece. There are a few surface scratches but nothing significant and there are no dents.
Overall, it’s a really stunning piece of antique advertising.
Height, 22.5cm; Width, 14.5cm
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