Measuring 15" x 11" x 7" tall, this Belgian biscuit tin is magnificent!! It dates from 1940-45 and comes from Brugges, Belgium.
It is a very decorative tin depicting a wide variety of picture panels which are representatives of museum paintings. The lid has a large oval scene depicting Greek gods to the left and a lovely nineteenth century family on the right. It has a raised, oval frame. The edges of the lid slope down, and it has a latch. This sloping gives the box a "treasure chest" effect. The sides depict eighteen paintings with mythology subjects interacting with humans. Each one is interesting on it's own. The sides of the box have "faux" corner rivets and brackets which enhance the "treasure box" effect.
The interior bottom has the initials GB Co. The interior is shiny tin, the bottom does have some rust (which is surface only, not worn through).
It is in good and solid condition with very little wear. It would make a wonderful kitchen or office accessory, it's large size gives it an imposing presence on a shelf or table.
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