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Biscuit barrel

Biscuit barrel
Biscuit barrel
ca. 1850
Sheffield plate, glass
Overall: 6 7/8 x 8 x 5 7/8 in. ( 17.5 x 20.3 x 14.9 cm )
Cast Sheffield plate biscuit barrel with a cut glass liner; oval glass liner with vertical bands of diamonds around the sides and a star on the flat base; oval frame with a cast ring base; applied, cast band of squares around the top of the base; six cast twisted and scrolled supports applied to the base and upper frame ring; upper ring formed from a band of cast squares and a plain, horizontally applied rim; cast, hinged oval lid, flat at the edges with bands of bright-cut foliate engraving; lid, domed in the center with a band of gadrooning around the sides; cast pineapple finial screwed through the center; lid engraved with a crowned "B" in gothic script; two cast, hinged, oval ring handles applied to the sides of the upper ring; no maker's marks.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Sandford Dwight Foot
Object Number 
engraved: on the lid: a crowned "B" in gothic script
Gallery Label 
This biscuit barrel belonged to the donor's father, F. Von Bernuth.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group