Magnificent Antique English Locking Biscuit Box by Mappin and Webb c.1880Magnificent Antique English Locking Biscuit Box by Mappin and Webb c.1880Magnificent Antique English Locking Biscuit Box by Mappin and Webb c.1880Magnificent Antique English Locking Biscuit Box by Mappin and Webb c.1880Magnificent Antique English Locking Biscuit Box by Mappin and Webb c.1880Magnificent Antique English Locking Biscuit Box by Mappin and Webb c.1880Magnificent Antique English Locking Biscuit Box by Mappin and Webb c.1880Magnificent Antique English Locking Biscuit Box by Mappin and Webb c.1880Magnificent Antique English Locking Biscuit Box by Mappin and Webb c.1880

A really smart and unusual locking biscuit box or barrel made from EPNS (Electro-Plated Nickel Silver) and dating to around 1880, late Victorian in era.

The canister has an all-over engraved decoration with a vacant cartouche to the front, the hinged lid with a folding campaign style handle.

The box comes complete with a Victorian period padlock which secures the catch at the front, the original key is used to lock and unlock the padlock.

The underside is fully marked for the top-notch silversmith, Mappin and Webb Company, Sheffield; 71 & 72 Cornhill, City; 72 & 73 Oxford St. London.

A stunning example in excellent condition measuring 5 1/2" in diameter, plus catch and padlock x 6 1/4" tall to top of lid or 7 1/4" to top of handle while upright.


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ITEM ID
40585
ITEM TYPE
Antique
PURPOSE
Boxes
ORIGIN
England • English

Magnificent Antique English Locking Biscuit Box by Mappin and Webb c.1880

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