Owen Jones, Biscuit tin

Owen Jones, Biscuit tin

Owen Jones (1809-74)
Biscuit tin
designed for Huntley & Palmers
1868
Tinplate, transfer printed
Museum no. M.190-1983

This was the first printed biscuit tin to appear in Britain. It was the result of a transfer-printing process similar to that used on porcelain in the 18th century. The design incorporates the royal coat of arms to celebrate the fact that Huntley & Palmers had recently been appointed biscuit suppliers to the royal household.

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