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Vtg 1930's Fn Burt Co Paper Mache Pulp Easter Hen On Nest Candy Container For Sale
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This beautiful candy container is a figural hen on nest, made by the F. N. Burt Company. The F.N. Burt Company was a box company that during the 1930's also made candy containers as a way to stay afloat during the Great Depression. The companies that were creative during the depression years were the ones that survived. The Burt Company used raw materials that they already had for making boxes, and made some novelty items like this to help their flagging box sales.
The candy container is made from paper pulp that was blown into mold. The container is a light brown, probably close to it's original color, with glass eyes, and light color that was air brushed on. The hen comes off the nest to have candy inside.
The hen is one of two that I have for sale. This one is near perfect! It has a rough spot on the beak, and one weak roughened spot on the back of the nest at the top. The container measures 6 1/2" tall and 6 1/2" long, and about 4" wide. It has quite a bit of it's original paint that was air brushed on. The color isn't as bright in person as it is in the photo.
It is a cool piece that was meant to be used and thrown away; it amazes me when these things survive! I have another almost like this one for sale in another listing, as well as some chicks - one coming out of an egg, and one beside a cracked egg, if you are interested. Although this container isn't marked, they made a bunny that they did mark with the company name.
Although the F. N. Burt Company survived the Great Depression, they are no longer in business today.
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About UsI have been an antiques dealer for over 30 years, and an seller since 2001. I specialize in vintage holiday decorations, and vintage craft items. I also like kitschy religious items, so sell those as well! I have written a number of buying guides, so take a look at my page. I guarantee authenticity on everything I sell. If I am selling a newer item or a reproduction, I will state it clearly in the listing. I have spent many years studying my specialities, and feel comfortable in guaranteeing my listings. You as my customer are the most important facet of my busines. I try and respond to every message within a few hours.
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Vtg 1930's Fn Burt Co Paper Mache Pulp Easter Hen On Nest Candy Container: $112