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Rabbit candy containers - GermanyDecorate for Easter with vintage candy containers like this pair of papier-maché rabbits. They are 10 inches high and were made in Germany in the early 1900s. They sold together at a Virginia auction for $270.

Little figural glass containers that originally held sugar candy are sought-after collectibles. Candy containers have been popular since the late Victorian era. They were intended as gifts, but were often used as table decorations long after the candy was gone. Collectors favor containers made of glass, tin and papier-maché. Thousands of designs were made into the 1960s but by the late 1970s, reproductions were being made and sold without the candy. Many 20th century containers are copies of candy containers from the late 19th century. Today most candy containers are made of plastic and they  are collectible too.

This papier-maché pair of rabbits, dressed in their Easter finery, are 10-inches high and were made in Germany in the early 1900s. They have glass eyes and sold together at a Virginia auction for $270.

Find prices of more candy containers in the FREE online price guide at and in Kovels on Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2013.

Happy Easter and Happy Spring!


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