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Rare Original Advertising Display Tin with Glass Insert, 1880

Very Rare and very beautiful, ca1880 Tin Lithograph Country Store, Licorice Lozenges / Cough Crops Countertop Display Tin. This outstanding, square corner Cough Drop Advertising Tin measures approx. 7 1/2" tall and 6” by 3 3/4” at the base. It originally contained 5 pounds of individually wrapped "Licorice Lozenges" / Cough Drops manufactured by Young & Smylie of Brooklyn, New York

The Tin features stunningly beautiful and elaborate, Victorian style floral decoration on all four sides and on the top with an arch topped, glass "window" on the front panel. The hinged lid opens to allow access  to the Lozenges inside. The lithography is of the very highest quality and the Tin is signed by the manufacturer - Ginna & Co. of New York..

There is rather extensive text on the back side of the Tin which identifies the product as “Y & S Pure Calabria Licorice”. Further text reads in part “Ringed Licorice, Pure Calabria / 17 Sticks to the Pound”. The form of the “Ringed Licorice” is patented 1877.

This rare and very beautiful, 19th century, Tin Litho Licorice Lozenges / Cough Drop / Patent Medicine Display Tin is in excellent condition - the colors are rich and warm with no significant fading or discoloration. The surface is well preserved with some small and scattered nicks and scratches but no significant surface loss or wear. The surface is sound and strong with no flaking or lifting. This rare, original Young & Smythe "Licorice Lozenges" Countertop Display Tin is very well preserved, very attractive and displays beautifully.

A rare, original ca1880 Tin Lithograph "Licorice Lozenges" / Cough Drop, Country Store, Countertop Display Tin and a fantastic addition to any collection!!!