Silver Plate Biscuit Barrel


8.5"h, 8.25"w, 7"d
English silver plate tableware. Biscuit Barrel in England and Cookie Jar in the States. Either way, your baked goods will be delightfully showcased. A knob finial over an oval hinged top. Body with foliate scroll banding and platform base raised on cast feet.
Marked John Round &Son Ltd.
John Round & Son Ltd, London mark entered in 1894
The firm was established by John Round in Sheffield in 1847 as a small familiar workshop attached to his house in Tudor Street.
The business proved successful and the firm in partnership with his son Edwin went under the title of John Round & Son.
In 1874 the firm became John Round & Son Ltd. At the time the Round family ceased to have an active rule in the business and the firm was managed by Henry Pawson, Joseph Gamble and J.B. Barber as directors (in 1875 Edwin Round & Son Ltd, Holly Street, entered its mark in Sheffield Assay Office).
The trade mark of the firm was a globe surrounded by the inscription ALL THE ROUND.
19th century