Smoked Glass Biscuit Barrel

Smoked Glass Biscuit Barrel

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Smoked Glass Biscuit Barrel
Smoked Glass Biscuit Barrel
Smoked Glass Biscuit Barrel
Smoked Glass Biscuit Barrel

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A most unusual smoked glass biscuit barrel with a pleasing scroll & circular pattern. Its silver plate hinged lid is very rare as the vast majority of Biscuit Barrels feature separate lids. Also remarkable is the elaborate "sheaf of wheat" finial. raditionally 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. We release only 10 to 15 or so at a time. 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!

Wellesley House

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Item Details:

  • Reference #
  • 80017
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Glass
  • Maker
  • null
  • Year
  • 1890s
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 5 inches
  • Height: 7.75 inches
  • Depth: 0 inch
  • Weight: 0 pound
  • Condition
  • Excellent
  • Material
  • glass & Silver Plate

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