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Antique Victorian Silver Plate & Cut Glass Biscuit Barrel 19th C

antique silver plate cut glass biscuit barrel | Ref. no. 08734 | Regent Antiques Sold

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We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this lovely Victorian antique silver plate cut glass biscuit barrel, in excellent condition and dating from around 1870.

This delightful antique silver plate cut glass biscuit barrel features a silver plated swing-handled frame with turned columns and beaded decoration. It also has a separate domed cover with engraved decoration and a pinecone finial, and is beautifully raised on three shaped feet. It could also be used as a sweet container.

This antique silver plate cut glass biscuit barrel bears the makers mark of the renowned silversmith and retailer "Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company" which was established in 1880 in London’s Regent Street by William Gibson and John Lawrence Langman and when they took over The Goldsmith’s Alliance Ltd they became jewellers, dealers in precious stones, silversmiths, electroplaters and clock and watch makers. They exhibited at home and abroad including London, Paris, Chicago and California. They had workshops in Clerkenwell in London, Sheffield and Paris.

The quality and craftsmanship throughout the piece are truly second to none. It is in excellent condition as can be seen from the photos in the gallery. Please do take a few moments to look at these and see the condition and fine workmanship for yourself.

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Dimensions in cm:

Height 20 x Width 17 x Depth 17

Dimensions in inches:

Height 8 inches x Width 7 inches x Depth 7 inches

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).


is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: 08734