This rare large rectangular tin is in the form of a wooden chest with gold patterned inlay. It has four legs and a curved top dating to circa 1929.
A very handsome tin, which is a companion to the 'Italian Jar' tin of 1927. It differs from that tin in that the patterning is more strictly geometrical and abstract; there are no wreaths and floral motifs as there are on its companion. This tin was clearly popular as it was issued from 1929 to 1936. It originally contained Tea Biscuits. Manufactured using offset litho.
Typical age related wear as expected of a biscuit tin over 70 years old.
height 10.0 cm, width 23.0 cm, depth 15.5 cm