Vintage easter egg container

Jan 06, 2022. 17:27 UTC
Vintage Easter Egg container
Eden
United States of America

Category
Collectibles

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Maybe
Description

Made of paper, this is a glossy egg that opens into 2 halves. It is 4 inches tall x 3 inches wide. No tears inside or out, but creases from wear. The inside of the base has "Container made in Western Germany" printed and a handwritten 40.

Provenance

Not sure of exact date, but my dad had it when he was a child, and he was born in 1933.

Answered within about 19 hours
Jan 07, 12:40 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$30 - $50 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$50 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Eden,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Germany formally divided in 1949 (and reuinited in 1990) so anything marked "West Germany" was made during the 40 years when it was a separate country.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A vintage West German papier mache lithographed Easter Egg
probably 1950s
The two halves covered with a lithograph landscape featuring an Easter Bunny on either side, the interior lined with a marbled lithographed lining stamped "Container made / in Western Germany"
4 by 3 inches
CONDITION: appears to be in good condition
PROVENANCE: inherited
$30-50*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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