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Vintage Jameson's chocolate tin with Tower of London and Tower Bridge

SKU: 2370
€ 24,95
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Vintage Jameson's chocolate tin with Tower of London and Tower Bridge

Tin box, Gaiety-assortment Jamesons Chocolates Limited, made in England.

Description
Large rectangular vintage tin with hinged lid. The decoration of this tin consists of a creamy background and various images of London. On the lid, there is a big picture of the Tower of London with the Tower Bridge in the background. On the long sides of the tin, there are pictures of Whitehall, Hyde Park Corner, Westminster Abbey and Eros Piccadilly on both sides.

The short sides of the can show the text: 5 lbs Net, including wrappers. Gaiety Assortment Made in England.

On the inside of the lid is a picture of the Horse Guards. Horse Guards is a historic building in the Westminster district of London, between Whitehall and Horse Guards Parade.

Condition
This tin is in an original vintage condition with traces of use and wear. At the hinges, this tin has been torn slightly on the connection of the lid.

Size

  • Height: 10 cm.
  • Length: 24.6 cm.
  • Width: 18.5 cm.

The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. It lies within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, separated from the eastern edge of the square mile of the City of London by the open space known as Tower Hill. It was founded towards the end of 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest of England. The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 and was a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted upon London by the new ruling elite. The castle was used as a prison from 1100 (Ranulf Flambard) until 1952 (Kray twins), although that was not its primary purpose. A grand palace early in its history, it served as a royal residence. As a whole, the Tower is a complex of several buildings set within two concentric rings of defensive walls and a moat. There were several phases of expansion, mainly under Kings Richard I, Henry III, and Edward I in the 12th and 13th centuries. The general layout established by the late 13th century remains despite later activity on the site.

Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London built between 1886 and 1894. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become an iconic symbol of London. Because of this, Tower Bridge is sometimes confused with London Bridge, situated some 0.5 mi (0.80 km) upstream. Tower Bridge is one of five London bridges now owned and maintained by the Bridge House Estates, a charitable trust overseen by the City of London Corporation. It is the only one of the Trust's bridges not to connect the City of London directly to the Southwark bank, as its northern landfall is in Tower Hamlets.


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