Rare Hobnail Glass with Blue Overlay Biscuit Barrel in stand

Rare Hobnail Glass with Blue Overlay Biscuit Barrel in stand

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Rare Hobnail Glass with Blue Overlay Biscuit Barrel in stand
Rare Hobnail Glass with Blue Overlay Biscuit Barrel in stand
Rare Hobnail Glass with Blue Overlay Biscuit Barrel in stand
Rare Hobnail Glass with Blue Overlay Biscuit Barrel in stand

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A lovely colbolt blue hobnail glass Biscuit Barrel. This particular Biscuit Barrel is very rare with the blue overlay on the alternating hobnail flat surfaces. It still retains its original silver plate stand and features the hinged lid usually associated with this design. Traditionally Biscuit Barrels would be be the elegant receptacle for the biscuits (similar to American crackers but sweeter) served at tea time. As the tea services became more elaborate and ritualized, more elegant the Biscuit Barrels were needed. We currently have a collection of over 100 Biscuit Barrels - ranging from the traditional cut glass versions, to ones with elaborate etched designs, rare colours and unique designs incorporated in wooden barrels. Please contact us in you are looking for something in particular. Biscuit Barrels make great wedding presents, elegant display pieces for marble collections of marbles, match books and even have been known to store Christmas ornaments!

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Item Details:

  • Reference #
  • MWBB010
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Glass
  • Maker
  • null
  • Year
  • 1900
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 7 inches
  • Height: 9 inches
  • Depth: 0 inch
  • Weight: 0 pound
  • Condition
  • Excellent
  • Material
  • glass, silver plate

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