This is a wonderful old biscuit tin dating to around the early 1900’s. It is octagonal sided and has scrolled gold tone metal around the panels and edges. The lid is hinged. It is footed on all corners. It has a very charming scene on the lid of a couple on the ice. The young man is pushing a sled chair with a pretty young woman sitting in it. There are other skaters in the background. Another scene shows some young women walking along a path wearing wooden clogs. The corner panels have sail boats, a windmill and a bell. An end panel has a young woman carrying buckets of water by a waterway. The other end panel has some people and a little girl standing on a dock next to a sailboat. The other side panel has a lake or water view with a rowboat, a sailboat, a windmill in the background and a woman and child on shore.
It is very difficult to read, but the inside lid is stamped with the maker’s name – Huntley & Palmers Biscuits, Reading & London.
The tin measures approximately 7 3/8” by 5 ¼” and 3 ¾” high.
There is a considerable amount of oxidation on the gold tone metal. The images on the panels have faded. The inside and bottom of the tin are oxidized. There are scratches on the panels and some paint loss on the image on the lid. Still this is a very lovely and charming old tin.