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 "Chicken On A Nest", circa 1930, and is attributed to the Victory Glass Company. The candy container is clear glass with remnants of the original red and yellow paint that decorated the comb, bill and tail. The piece measures 3 1/4" in length, 1 1/2" in width and 3 1/4" in height, with the original red metal closure on the base. On one side is embossed "AVOR 3/4 Oz" and on the other "U.S.A." There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Great piece for your collection.
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