Extraordinary pair of late 19th Century printed tinplate Coffee canisters , the one depicting Queen Victoria surrounded by the British generals, politicians and royal princes of the day, the other showing Paul Kruger, the Boer leader sitting at a table surrounded by his generals. These rare pictorial tins stand 15 inches tall, and were issued by the company Van Leckwyck & Co under the brand name 'Torrefaction Le Pelican Rouge' (see advertising on reverse side of the tin) in Belgium at the time of the 'Boer War' in South Africa (1890's) when the British were fighting the Boer rebels who had originally come from Holland. The images ,which were printed using litho stones, are an interesting historical relic of the British Empire drawing towards its close.
In reasonable condition with some wear and tarnish.
15 inches tall x 9 diameter.
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