SOLD RC Cola Bottle Cap Basket (Minus the Moon Pies)


In the past year or so, I’ve come to appreciate the ingenuity behind early bottle cap constructionsI — especially pieces that are ready to use. This bottle cap basket is one of two recent finds. Made with Royal Crown Cola caps (and possibly other brands), this well constructed piece features three bottle-cap rings bound together with bottle cap spacers and heavy wire. As the photos show, a round yellow tin storage lid provides a sturdy base, while a tightly packed string of caps forms an equally sturdy handle. 12” t x 9-1/2” in diameter.

NOTE: Some of the more visible Royal Crown Cola caps date from 1905 when the brand was introduced to the early 60s. Caps from other brands may be part of the construction but are strung too tightly to be identified. The basket itself probably dated from the 1960s or early 70s. 


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