A delightful Victorian silver and glass biscuit barrel made in 1900 by Boardman Glossop & Co Ltd. Biscuit barrels are part of the Victorian fashion for having something for everything.
Emerging in the 1860s biscuit barrels became very popular until around World War One. The name comes from their more cylindrical shape compared to biscuit boxes and tins. They are made from a wide variety of materials, most commonly: glass, crystal and porcelain. When they are mounted in metal this tends to be silver of silver plate. Maker: Boardman Glossop & Co Ltd.
Weight: 914 grams (please remember this is largely glass). Height (including handle): 21.5cm. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver". The seller is "jbb42antique" and is located in this country: GB.