Frenchman Charles Jovignot spent much of his adult life inventing ways to preserve, package and store food stuffs. He applied for a number of patents in the early 1900s during the course of his career. This tin with its tight fitting lid is one of his creations to store fruit jams and preserves. Whether or not it kept the jam fresh, the tin itself is very charming and colorful. It is decorated with a garland of fruit encircling the teal background; the tin is trimmed in yellow and green bands at the top and bottom. The bail handle is very sturdy and swivels easily, but does stand up on its own. This wonderful tin measures 4 5/8” to the top of the lid (not including the handle), and is 4” in diameter. There is some wear and a small bit of rust, but the decoration is still very vibrant. The tin is marked: Ch. Jovignot – Paris – Montrouge.
This would be wonderful sitting on a kitchen shelf or in a vignette of French or fruit-themed items. Please contact us if you have any questions.
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Colorful Antique French Jam Tin by Charles Jovignot