Candy containers that once held candy last a lot longer than mere sweets and they can be just as fun. Older candy containers actually doubled as toys after the candy was gone providing hours of play for both boys and girls. The first candy containers were shaped like Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell in celebration of the Centennial Exposition in 1876 in Philadelphia. By the early 1900s, candy containers were being produced in mass. A number of well known Pennsylvania glass companies produced these clever collectibles including Westmoreland Glass Company, Jeannette Glass Company, Victory Glass, and L. E. Smith along with a number of others.
This rare figural glass candy container is entitled "Rabbit Running on a Log", circa 1930, and is attributed to the Victory Glass Company. The rabbit is decorated with gold paint and runs atop a rectangular-shaped log with embossed wood knots and red metal closure covering the base. The piece measures 4 1/4" in length, 1 3/8" in width and 3 1/4" in height. The log is embossed "3/4 Oz AVOR and U.S.A." There are no cracks, chips or repairs; minor wear to the gold paint. Super piece for your collection.
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