Swanky Swig Glass Set of Four – Animals


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Ducks, Bears, Hippo & Seals.  These glasses were used by Sanitarium at Show time.  They gave away samples of new products in them, when sample bags used to be free at the Royal Shows Australia wide.  These little glasses measure 6cm high & 5.5cm top rim diameter.

These vintage 1950-1960’s glasses are unique to Australia. Known as Swanky Swig glasses, they began life as condiment jars for companies Kraft, Sanitarium, ETA (peanut butter), Cottee’s, Barnes Honey, Grieg’s Honey, Farmer’s Union & Gardner’s and one would have contained Vegemite, Marmite, Peanut Butter, Mayonnaise, sweet spread like Lemon Butter, Conserves, Savoury Relish and pastes for sandwiches, honey, cocktail onions or nuts. Once the contents were consumed, re use and collect the glasses to form a set of many colours.