VINTAGE BISCUIT TINS
Vintage Decorative Tins are highly collectable not for its delicious recipes for the bourgeoisie but its intricate and well-crafted designs. With the invention of offset lithography in the late 1800s, decorative tins were later easily mass produced in various shapes and colours imaginable.
Pioneered by the Huntley & Palmers, decorative tins were not only printed to resemble works of art but also carefully moulded into various cultural and historical objects.
In this Vintage Decorative Tin collection, the selection of decorative tins will introduce the pioneers of designer tin containers, investigate the colonial designs, commemorative historical tins, as well as highlighting the familiar folktales printed on the decorative tins.
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A 120 year old biscuit tin shaped and decorated to resemble eight books bound together with a belt!
‘Huntley and Palmers’ is a British firm of biscuit makers founded in 1822 by Joseph Huntley, who ran what was once the world’s largest biscuit factory.
Huntley started selling biscuits to travellers on coaches but the biscuits were too vulnerable to breakage on coach journeys so his son founded ‘Huntley, Boorne and Stevens’, a firm of manufacturers and innovators of creative metal biscuit tins.