Victorian Folding Biscuit Box
Date: Circa 1875
Maker: C.P Parkin
A decorative version of the antique silver plated folding biscuit box. It opens to reveal a stunning gilt interior. Attractive...
A decorative version of the antique silver plated folding biscuit box. It opens to reveal a stunning gilt interior. Attractive shell shape with a decorative cast border frame. The pierced grills keep the biscuits in place and can be lifted to access the contents. Silver plated. Height 24.5 cms. Width 21.5 cms. Underneath there is the unicorn mark for the Cheltenham and Company Ltd, Sheffield, UK. Silver plate on copper. Circa 1875.
Literature: Traditionally these boxes were kept by the fire to warm the biscuits. They usually have pretty pierced grills to keep the biscuits in place which can be lifted to access the contents.
This decorative box is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. The silver plate has a small amount of wear on the highlights. Fully functional. Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
Maker: C.P Parkin
C.H. Parkin, 19th century silver plated goods manufacturers of Sheffield, England. This company used the trademark Cheltenham and Company Ltd on goods manufactured for the US market. Origins. Padley, Parkin & Co operated from 1849-1855. Padley, Parkin & Staniforth operated from 1855-1875.
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