This charming biscuit barrel was made by the Consolidated Lamp and Glass Company, founded in 1894. The piece dates to just after the turn of the century and is composed of molded cobalt blue glass. The biscuit barrel has been made in Consolidated's Open Heart Arches pattern and is decorated with delicate white flowers and greenery executed in enamel paint. The piece has a fluted silver plate metal collar and is fitted with a plated arched handle. The piece comes complete with its original silver plate lid topped with a swirled finial.
The glass portion of the biscuit barrel is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. That said, it should be noted that there are irregularities present in the glass which are related to production including waviness and air bubbles, one of which has burst and can be found on one of the mold lines. The metal collar, handle and lid have no repairs, but do have areas of pitting/indentations and minor dents along with loss to the silver plate finish.
The piece stands 10.5" tall when the handle is raised and is 4.5" across the top as measured from the outside edges of the collar. The lid measures 4.75 in diameter. The foot is 3.25" in diameter and has minor shelf wear related to use and display.
This cobalt blue biscuit barrel displays beautifully and would be a great addition to a collection of antique biscuit barrels, or works equally well as a stand alone decorative accent. A pretty and useful piece!
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