I absolutely love this pattern and these canisters and I have had several sets in varying conditions. This particular canister definitely shows its age as there is denting and some paint loss. The background is more yellow as opposed to white or cream but I believe this is what it is supposed to be. This is not nicotine staining or grease as I have cleaned this thoroughly. There is some paint less on the handle of the lid as you can see in picture 2 and 4. What I like about this particular piece is that, though not perfect or mint, it has a shabby/cottage chic feel that is natural. It has not been aged artificially so if you're a purist, this fits right in. I would not use this for food storage, but it would make a great storage container for just about anything from pennies to pencils or possibly used as a vase, as I have shown in picture 2. The flowers in picture 2 are not included in this listing.
* 7 1/4" H x 3 3/4" Diameter (approximately)
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