Tiger Oak Biscuit Barrel w/ Inlaid Band & Porcelain Insert
Product Description: Biscuit barrels where first becoming popular from mid to late 1800's until around 1930's. This handsome barrel with an oak exterior and its original, white porcelain insert exhibits a sophistication appearance for a den, man’s cave or smoking room. It features a horizontal inlaid band encircling the center body with an EPNS (Electro-plated nickel sliver) lid with a silver-plated swing arm handle and ring. The shield-plaque awaits your monogram!
Note: Porcelain insert is not easily removable without removing the screwed on ring.
Additional uses: Humidor storage jar. Although not lined in Spanish Cedar, some use this type of jar to store cigars or tobacco.
Circa: Most likely 1930 - 1940's
Height: 6” (to top of finial), 8 ½” (with handle in upright position)
Inside Dia. of Opening: 4”
Diameter of Top: 5 1/8” (outer ring)
Product Weight: 2 pounds 13 ounces
Markings: EPNS and padlock symbol and other on lid
Material: Wood, EPNS, Silverplate, Porcelain
Color: Brown tones, silver, white
Type: Barrel jar
Maker: Not identified
Previously owned - used. No cracks in porcelain insert. Two small sections within the inlaid band is missing (as shown). 1 thin split in wood and other three are sections of staved wood, not splits. Moderate surface patina on lid, ring and handle.
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Ships only to the 48 contiguous states