Amusing antique figural biscuit barrel that takes its name literally. In frosted glass with silverplated mounts, it exactly mimics a wooden barrel with the finial being a tag engraved BISCUITS leaning upon a highly detailed coil of rope on a lid with engraved 'boards'. The finial is attached with a wing nut. Mounts are hallmarked by Walker & Hall, Sheffield. The frosted glass is actually cut to resemble the staves and hoops, not molded. Quality work throughout. Stands 7" high; 5.5" in diameter. Near mint condition: no damage, just a few scattered spots to the plating. A unique piece perfect for any collection of biscuit jars or nautical themed items.