Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Vintage HORNER'S TIN CANDY BOX Cinderella Graphic Lid!

Vintage HORNER'S TIN CANDY BOX Cinderella Graphic Lid! - eBay (item 310027362957 end time Mar-05-08 19:42:28 PST)

This vintage tin candy box once contained Horner's Boy Blue Toffees. It features an embossed graphic design of Cinderella, her coach and mice on the lid.

One side of the box is marked, "Made in England by George W. Horner & Co., Ltd., Chester-Le-Street County of Durham." The two ends of the box show the registered trademark that says, "Made by Horner, The Guarantee of Goodness." The other side of the box has remnants of the paper label that listed the ingredients.

The colorful silvery design is not only painted but also embossed into the lid. Cinderella's glass slipper shows at her hem where her foot rests on a foot stool.

The candy box has age darkening and some loss of finish from rubbing the high spots on the lid, many scratches on the bottom, and darkening all around the edges of the lid. Inside the candy box there is much dark loss of finish in the bottom, less loss of finish in the lid.

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