A fabulous, Wedgwood, green jasper dip biscuit barrel. This is a most unusual shape for a biscuit barrel and the design was originally commissioned, from Wedgwood, by Huntley and Palmer, the English biscuit making company. Sometimes these biscuit barrels are impressed with the name Huntley & Palmer but this one is simply impressed ‘WEDGWOOD’ and it dates from c.1870. It is decorated, in relief, with a band of classical maidens, dancing, and this relief is known as ‘The Dancing Hours’. Above this are garlands of flowers and there are various other intricate border reliefs. All of the reliefs are very detailed and extremely good quality. Both the pot and cover are in excellent condition.
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