Biscuit tins survived well as ornaments and useful storage boxes in many homes. This text provides an introduction to the subject, covering the designs, the decorative techniques and the companies who made and sold them.
In the mid-nineteenth century biscuit tins developed as a tasteful form of advertising. They found their way into households as gifts, often being kept as ornaments and storage boxes, and have survived well in many homes. Their appeal lies in the quality and detail of their decoration, their design often demonstrating a deeply artistic sensibility and refined knowledge of art history, and great care and attention to detail from mostly anonymous designers. This book provides an introduction to biscuit tins, covering the designs, decorative techniques and companies who made and sold them.