Extraordinary antique English large lidded biscuit box with a whippet dog finial with outstretched legs. It consists of a cut crystal oval container with a silver plate mount and attached lid fitted into a removable base with columns, chains and bun feet. Free of any monograms and inscriptions on front shield and medallions on lid. Base is marked on the underside with a pennant containing the initials W&H, an early period, Sheffield, England, Walker & Hall silversmith mark. This is a heavy and substantial piece weighing about 5 1/2 lbs unpacked. In very good used condition with hard to see losses to container bottom edge concealed by columns. Additional photo available upon request. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: 8 1/4" tall including finial by 8 1/2" wide by 6 5/8" deep including bun feet approximately.