German Lithographed Tin Candy Dispenser "Victoria"

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12" (30 cm.) The lithographed tin dispenser has scenes of an old woman peeking out her upstairs window, another woman feeding chickens, and dancing frolicking children. There are glass front windows and the lithographed label "Stollwerck", "Victoria" and "Spar-Automat". Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Circa 1890, the Stollwerck's tin dispenser was a miniature version of the actual human-size store candy dispensers of the German chocolate firm of Stollwerck; this miniature version was designed as a take-home candy container, aimed at teaching children thrifty habits. It came filled with candy and in order to have a candy, children were required to place a coin in the roof slot. Value Points: great state of preservation with vibrant original colors on the very imaginative color scenes.
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