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Antique Cut Crystal Box in Silverplate Stand

Antique Cut Crystal Box in Silverplate Stand

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Found at market in the north of England, this sparkling cut crystal box is a lasting memento capturing the lush aesthetic of the Victorian era. Expertly mold blown to create its elegantly oval silhouette, the clear crystal box was then intricately cut with detailed patterns that sparkle at every turn. Trimmed with a classic silverplate gadroon border, the box is topped with a beautifully engraved silverplate hinged lid.

Resting confidently in its scrolling silverplate stand with handles, this exquisite biscuit or trinket box would have been carried with ease to serve biscuits at tea time or displayed throughout the home as a gracious holder for bits and bobs. 

Perfect to safe-keep your biscuits or any manner of treasured trinkets, this exceptional box will add its gleaming presence wherever it is found.


Strictly one-of-a-kind and subject to prior sale. In very good antique condition with only the most discreet signs of age and use. 11" in length overall x 7" x 4.75"H. 

Learn More About Biscuit Boxes

Demand for commercially produced biscuits soared in the 19th century, as did the demand for tea and coffee. Along with the large scale manufacturing of biscuits and the popularity of taking afternoon tea with sweets, biscuit boxes and barrels became necessary for storing biscuits and bringing them to the table while taking tea. As biscuits were fragile by nature, these tins, boxes or barrels also provided protection and helped keep biscuits fresher for longer.

The popularity of afternoon tea during the Victorian era increased the demand for highly decorative biscuit boxes, which would take pride of place alongside elegant tea and coffee services. As afternoon tea was often a social event, these serving pieces were an opportunity to display the family's social standing and wealth.

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