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 in the shape of a square lantern, circa 1930. This clear glass container has a large oval lens on each side surrounded by an embossed diamond design. The base and screw top with bail handle is metal. The candy container measures 1 3/4" in length, 1 3/4" in width and 5" in height to top of handle. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Great piece for your collection.
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