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WG syrup tin, featuring "The Fox and the Rooster." 5¼" x 4" x 2¼" high. $10 from Dany Wolfs, Roesalare, Belgium, August, '00.
This tin is surprising first of all for its delicate form. It has three curved sides, two rounded edges, and two angled edges. Secondly, it is hard for me to believe that this sort of container was used for a liquid like syrup. The "WJ" on the bottom is clear. Less clear is a name something like "W'Jnants Groenendael Freres." The top shows a fox and rooster confronting each other. The long sides repeat a scene of the two chasing around a tree. The short sides offer two French quatrains. The fox and rooster are, respectively, on the angled corners. Poor condition.