Antique English Biscuit Barrel Blue Floral on Ivory c. 1800's
Product Description: English biscuit barrels date back to around the 18th century in England for serving biscuits with tea. This charming biscuit barrel believed to be pre-1891 features blue floral and leafy motif with gold-tone highlights on an ivory background. The applied surface is an interesting stone-like textured surface. The lid, ring and bail handle appear to be made of silver-plate or EPNS material with and lovely incised floral and branch design on the lid. On the bottom base is an early maker’s mark with a crown in blue and a reference 1686. Although this biscuit barrel bears some light exterior wear, it’s a timeless piece different to its kind.
Circa: Believed to be pre-1891Dimensions:
Height: 8 1/2" (with handle up), 6” (to top of finial, handle down),
Width: 5 ¼” (handle to handle)
Round Footed Base: 4 5/8” diameter
Product Weight: 1 pound 12 ounces
Color: Blue & Ivory
Primary Material: Ceramic, Silver-plated, Paint, Other
Style: English Cottage
Markings: Blue crown mark with makers mark below
Condition: Previously owned - used. Condition is consistent with age and use. No chips or repairs. Inside is clean. Due to age, noticeable light crazing inside and on footed base. Wear on top gold-tone banded ring. Pealing on right side of silver-plated ring near attached handle. Moderate natural surface patina.
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