Antique Edwardian Shop Advertising Display Tin for Jacob’s Crackers

1930s antique Meredith Drew glass shop counter advertising display jar

A wonderful example of a rare and unusual antique Edwardian English grocers shop tin featuring ornate advertising for Jacob’s crackers.

Antique tins like these were commonly used in large sets of display shelves in grocers shops in the Victorian era and early 20th Century. They would sit in the display cabinet at an angle so that customers could purvey the goods through their glass lids.

This rare version features wonderfully designed and ornate advertising for Jacob’s crackers. It is a great example of Edwardian deign and typography. The top of the tin has a fantastic royal blue collar with an ornate swirl pattern. The company’s name features in white lettering against a black backdrop on the front and back. It reads: “W. & R. JACOB & CO LTD, ESTABLISHED 1851”. The Royal crescent, highlighting that the company also supplied the Royal household, also features on the other two sides of the tin.

The framed glass lid is hinged and is held open by two supporting arms (one of which is missing a screw but could be easily replaced if the new owner wants to use the tin as originally intended). The same ornate pattern also continues on the lid.

The base of the tin also has “PROPERTY OF MEREDITH & DREW” imprinted on its base.

Overall, the tin is in great condition for its age. The tin has weathered and oxidised in places due to its age, but is still usable. Remnants of older advertising are also evident on the main frame of the tin, some of which have peeled away. There are also some knocks and dents in places. However, on the whole, this is a great example of an antique piece of shop display advertising, which would look wonderful on display.

Height, 26cm; Width, 23.5cm; Depth, 22cm

UK mainland delivery included. International postage £18.00.




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