Antique Edwardian Glass Advertising Shop Display Jar – Wright & Sons Biscuits
Wonderful and scarce shop counter top advertising jar for Wright & Sons biscuits, dating from the early 1900s.
At the time this was produced, food stuffs were sold loosely. So jars like these would have sat proudly on display in grocers stores, showing off the food that was for sale and allowing customers to try samples.
Complete with its original lid, the front of the jar features acid etched writing with the makers’ name in lovely font ‘Wright and Son Ltd’, which is nicely framed with decoration. More often than not, the coloured lettering on these antique advertising jars faded away and so it appears that this has possibly been painted over at some point in its history in order to maintain the vivid redness.
Considering it’s age, this antique advertising piece is in very good condition. They very often have chips and nibbles to the top rims as a result of their daily use in a shop. This example has a few small chips to the top rim, although these are covered by the lid. On the base there is also a chip to the glass but this hasn’t broken away.
The original aluminium lid has some minor dents to it but these aren’t overly notable.
Overall, it is a great piece of antique advertising which would look fantastic proudly displaying food in a kitchen setting. It is also a highly collectable piece.
Height, 23cm; Width, 15cm
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