Copper biscuit barrel

Copper biscuit box

Brief description

Biscuit box

Dimensions   height: 120mm   width: 120mm

Person   Knox, Archibald

Caption

Patinated copper biscuit tin designed by Archibald Knox, ca.1903. Archibald Knox designed for the Silver Studio. This plain copper version of 46 (Biscuit Box) was probably made as a prototype. A similar-shaped box, without a lid, was advertised in Liberty & Co’s ‘Yuletide Gifts in Tudric Pewter’ catalgoue of 1900, as a ‘fern pot’ showing how designs might be easily be adapted for different purposes. This plain copper version biscuit box was designed by Archibald Knox in around 1903. It is decorated with celtic style flowers and has a sponge set into the lid of the box. It was probably made as a prototype. A similar-shaped box, without a lid, was advertised in Liberty & Co’s ‘Yuletide Gifts in Tudric Pewter’ catalgoue of 1900, as a ‘fern pot’ showing how designs might be easily be adapted for different purposes.

Date ca. 1903

Photograph and description courtesy of Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA), Middlesex University, London.

If this was a prototype it would have been for pewter model 0194.