Vintage tin "The Three Bears" 1940sSKU: 2371
Vintage tin "The Three Bears" 1940s.
Original antique tin by Côte d'Or, "The Three Bears" - Also known as "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" (originally titled "The Story of the Three Bears")
- Creator: Côte d'Or
- Manufacturing date: 1940s
Lovely sweet antique tin from the 1940s with images of the famous English fairy tale "The Three Bears". This is a rectangular tin with beveled edges. The tin is equipped with a hinged transfer lid.
On the bottom of the tin a logo with elephant and text: Côte d'Or le bon chocolat Belge.
Both on the lid and on the sides of the tin images from the fairy tale 'The Three Bears' with text:
- Then home through the forrest, and back to their house - came the three bears.
- "Someone has been sitting in my chair"
- "Someone has been eating my porridge"
- "And someone has been sleeping in my bed - and here she is right now"
"FROM THE LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK No. 47 -- THE THREE BEARS, PICTURES BY FEODOR ROJANKOVSKY, c 1948 BY S & S Inc., and A. & W. GUILD Inc., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
This tin is in an original vintage condition and comes from the 1940s. The tin has various traces of use and wear.
- Height: 5.5 cm.
- Length: 14 cm.
- Width: 10.5 cm.
"Goldilocks and the Three Bears" (originally titled "The Story of the Three Bears") is a 19th-century fairy tale of which three versions exist. The original version of tale tells of a badly-behaved old woman who enters the forest home of three bachelor bears whilst they are away. She sits in their chairs, eats some of their porridge, and sleeps in one of their beds. When the bears return and discover her, she wakes up, jumps out of the window, and is never seen again. The second version replaced the old woman with a little girl named Goldilocks, and the third and by far most well-known version replaced the original bear trio with Papa Bear, Mama Bear and Baby Bear.
What was originally a frightening oral tale became a cozy family story with only a hint of menace. The story has elicited various interpretations and has been adapted to film, opera, and other media. "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" is one of the most popular fairy tales in the English language.
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