1920s Antique Smith’s Crisps Glass Shop Counter Advertising Jar

antique edwardian 1920s smiths crisps shop display glass jar counter

A fine example of a 1920s or 1930s shop counter glass display jar, used to sell Smith’s Crisps loosely over the grocers shop counter.

This deceivingly large glass jar would have sat on shop counters, displaying crisps for sale, which at the time would have been sold loosely based on weight.

Made to advertise Smith’s crisps, “SMITH’S CRISPS” is etched onto the glass on top. Originally, these would have been in the blue and white colours of the brand. The blue has now faded, but has left beautiful white etching. Some of the red colouring is still visible but this has also faded in places. Again, however, it reveals lovely white etching underneath.

This is a heavy and sturdy glass jar. The base has the following text moulded into the bottom: “THIS JAR IS THE PROPERTY OF SMITH’S POTATO CRISPS (1929) LTD”.

This item would make a perfect talking and feature point in any home, and I can see this being used to hold crisps in at family gatherings and parties.

As with many vintage and antique items, this advertising display jar does show some minor signs of age and wear, both through the faded writing and also through some minor nibbles at the top rim of the base, which would have occurred through use lifting the lid on and off. Overall, though, it is in excellent condition.

Height, 26cm (the base is 18cm high); Width, 18cm.

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