Gorgeous melon shaped Victorian Porcelain Biscuit Jar, or barrel is complete with its original lid and handle. One of the most beautiful I have seen, with a stunning floral design painted by an accomplished painter in the late 1880's. The ribbed ground fades from pristine white to soft pink, the perfect background for the decorative roses in lush colors of white, pink, deep cerise and yellow. Glorious foliage and rosebuds in green, teal, grey, gold and grey make this even more delicious.
Meant for presenting delicate tea biscuits or scones at tea time, your "upstairs maid" would present this to you and your guests on the tea trolley. When tea time was done, she would store the leftover cakes and cookies in a tin in the below stairs kitchen. Fluted jar, bright coin gold trim and high quality of detailed painting makes this pieces a luxury addition to your collection, or a thoughtful gift for someone you love. Wear to the gilt on the handle, which is expected. Marked on the bottom for Silesia C. Tielsch & Co 1887.