Victorian Barclay & Fry Biscuit Tin
Victorian Barclay & Fry Biscuit Tin
Victorian Barclay & Fry Biscuit Tin
Victorian Barclay & Fry Biscuit Tin
Victorian Barclay & Fry Biscuit Tin
Victorian Barclay & Fry Biscuit Tin
Victorian Barclay & Fry Biscuit Tin
Victorian Barclay & Fry Biscuit Tin
Victorian Barclay & Fry Biscuit Tin
Victorian Barclay & Fry Biscuit Tin
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ANTIQUE Victorian Biscuit Tin or Tea Caddy. BARCLAY & FRY. Rare Casket Shape Early Advertising Tin

Vendor
Iconic Edinburgh
Regular price
£60.00
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£60.00
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This is a very rare early advertising tin.

It was made by Barclay and Fry - who were noted for their innovations in printing on novelty tins for sale in the Victorian era.

This tin - takes the form of a casket - and given the smaller aperture of the lid at the top - it is probably more of a tea caddy than a biscuit tin. The lid is a hinged on - and closes easily and fits tightly over the top of the tin - to keep any contents air-tight.

It is a rare survivor and given that it is now probably in the region of being 120 years old - it is in pretty good original antique condition.

There are a couple of surface scuffs here and there - nothing disfiguring or major - and the tin displays beautifully in your collection. There is one very shallow dent to the right-hand side of the central flower to the front - which you can only see if you turn the tin to a raking light.

I have taken a lot of images of this lovely and rare old tin and it is listed at a fair price for such an early example. The price takes into account the condition of this antique tin. Please examine all the images to assess any issues. It remains rather rare and it would be hard to source another.

It measures 6 1/2 inches in height. The width is 6 3/4 inches. The depth is 3 inches.

Weight unpacked is 230 grams unpacked.

As mentioned - this is probably one for the more specialist collector.

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