This auction is for a1915, Charlie Chaplin Candy Container that was latter used for a bank or toothpick holder. This one does not have it's original tin lid thus is a toothpick holder, It's patent date, after a little research, is 1915 the same year Chaplin's most memorable movie, "The Tramp," was released. It has a clear glass barrel which was original filled with candy. After the candy was gone this container was used as a bank or toothpick holder. Marked on the front of the base is the name “Charlie Chaplin”. On the underside of Chaplin figure has serial number, 2862 and the bottom of the barrel is marked "Geo. Borgfeldt & Co. - New York - Sole Licensees, Patent Applied For." Measuring 2 7/8” by 3 7/8" tall to the top of his hat. In our photographs you can see much of Charlie's paint is missing which would be expected from a piece this old. There are no cracks in the glass but there is a raised strawmark across the center of the barrel which is not on the inside, also a raised strawmark on the right side of the little platform Charlie is standing on. This was a common occurrence in the production of molded glass in that time period. There are a few flea bite chips on the brim edge of Charlie's hat. A fun piece of silent film movie history that is hard to find. Please email us with any questions and thank you for checking out our store.