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

antique 1920s smiths crisps large glass advertising shop display jar

A fine example of a 1920s or 1930s shop counter glass display jar, used in grocers shops to advertise and have samples available of Smith’s crisps.

This deceivingly large glass jar would have sat on shop counters, advertising the crisps for sale and having them available or customers to sample.

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. This has now faded, but the white acid etching is still striking.

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.

In overall excellent condition, there is a small air hole in the glass on the top of the lid. There are also some minor chips to the base of the lid and the top rim of the jar from where it would have been knocked when in day to day use in a shop. However, these flaws are not notable with the lid on.

Height – 27cm overall (the base is 18cm high); Width – 18cm

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