Rare Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Large Toffee Tin - College Boy Assortment by W M Livens & Co Ltd (Newcastle)
Rare Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Large Toffee Tin - College Boy Assortment by W M Livens & Co Ltd (Newcastle)
Rare Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Large Toffee Tin - College Boy Assortment by W M Livens & Co Ltd (Newcastle)
Rare Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Large Toffee Tin - College Boy Assortment by W M Livens & Co Ltd (Newcastle)
Rare Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Large Toffee Tin - College Boy Assortment by W M Livens & Co Ltd (Newcastle)
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Rare Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Large Toffee Tin - College Boy Assortment by W M Livens & Co Ltd (Newcastle)

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This is a very rare and early advertising tin - probably for display in a shop.

It is Edwardian in date; probably around 1910.

It advertises sweets - to be more specific: College-Boy Assortment.

The sweets were amde by W.M. Lievens & Co. Ltd. / College PURE SWEET WORK'S / Newcastle Upon Tyne, England.

Rare tin, but with some condition issues, but displays well.

Would make a great item for window display in an old fashioned sweetie shop - or on display in a vintage kitchen.

I love the stylised Art Nouveau flowers on the lid and running around the outer edge of the tin. Also love the little advertising logo of the College Boy - shown in an Art Nouveau cartouche to the top - he has chubby cheeks and wears a shiny top hat.

My asking price reflects this one's early date and rarity.

Condition - red colour fairly vibrant. Some minor rubbing to the decoration. Gilding to areas still nice and shiny (especially around the sides) - with again little areas of rubbing - but more of the more fragile gold colouring is still present.

A few minor dings to the lid - but nothing disfiguring.

Relatively clean inside.

Although the tin has a patina of age - the tin has been carefully cleaned by me - and is not dirty or grubby in any way.

Tin measures: 11 3/4 inches in length; and is 8 inches wide (at widest) and with a height of 3 1/2 inches.

Fair price for this early advertising item.

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