Antique Peachblow biscuit barrel with gilt peacock decoration. This beautiful Victorian cased glass biscuit barrel was made by Thomas Webb of England. The piece has a cylindrical form with characteristic coloration consisting of light pink glass transitioning to a deep rose. The interior is lined in white and fluoresces under black light.
The high gloss exterior has been decorated in gilt and enamel paint. The decoration features a large peacock perched on a leafy branch studded with stylized flowers. The biscuit barrel has a gilt metal collar and rope-like twisted handle along with a slightly domed gilt lid and shaped finial. The underside of the container is hand lettered with a letter in addition to the number "143".
The glass portion of the biscuit barrel is in very good condition with signs of light wear on the foot and where the top of the piece meets the collar. It should also be noted that there are some bubbles and other anomalies in the glass related to production which are mentioned for accuracy. The painted decoration is intact and displays very well. The original metal components are present with no breaks or repairs. The lid itself is very shiny and has a few surface scratches while the gilt finish on the collar and handle exhibit discoloration and other wear related to age and use.
The biscuit barrel stands 7" tall as measured to the top of the finial and is 10.75" when the handle is raised. The piece is 5.25" across the mouth and 5.25" in diameter at the foot. The biscuit barrel weighs in at 2lbs 9oz.
This beautiful Peachblow cased glass biscuit barrel displays beautifully and would be a great addition to a collection of antique biscuit barrels. A charming piece!
Antique Peachblow Lidded Biscuit Barrel with Gilt Enamel Peacock Decoration