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Posted 6 years ago

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Not sure where exactly I found this old fruitcake tin, but I love it dearly. The color scheme and textured detailing totally copies Wedgwood's Jasperware line.

The Ward Baking Company imprint is on the underside of the lid, which is decorated with a bird of paradise, hence the name Paradise Fruitcake. The outside of the container shows Greek-inspired figures, fountains, and trees.

This little beauty now houses my sewing supplies. Anyone know details about the Ward Baking Co.?


  1. cassiereroni cassiereroni, 6 years ago
    I can't tell you anything about your tin but I just wanted to say Thank You.

    It reminds me of one that my grandmother had that she kept her buttons in. I haven't seen one of them for a very long time.

    Memories...can't beat them sometimes.

  2. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 6 years ago
    Quick google renders this site>>>>
    with this information and more>>>Ward Baking Company
    Historical Site

    Repository for information related to
    the Ward Baking Company and its founder,
    Robert Boyd Ward, including associations with early American Baseball's Federal League
    and the Brooklyn Tip-Tops.

    Hope this helps you.
  3. Hunter Hunter, 6 years ago
    Thanks Cassie & Pops for the comments - looks like Ward was founded in 1849, changed to Continental Baking Co. in 1925, was the largest baking company in the U.S. for a while, and eventually released Wonder Bread and Hostess Twinkies. Had no idea!

    Thanks bratjdd for the love!
  4. Hunter Hunter, 6 years ago
    Thanks scandinavian_pieces and Bellin68 for the love!
  5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    looks just like Wedgwood!! love it!!

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