This is a somewhat square-shaped biscuit jar with a silver-plated rim, lid and handle. The lid states, "Presented to Mrs. ? by her society class Woodville 1891." Not sure what her name is. There is a mark and a number stamped on the bottom of the jar and a raised mark also that looks like a banner. The lid is marked too The jar is 5.75 inches tall not including the lid. It is about 5 inches across each side. The diameter at the top is 4.25 inches. Does have crazing but no chips or cracks.
Belonged to our German mother who collected biscuit jars.
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Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
An antique late English Victorian Bow porcelain silverplated biscuit jar
the lid engraved "Presented to Mrs. Hoskings by her society class Woodville 1891."
The lid bearing the mark for Shaw & Fisher, Sheffield, England, the mark in use after 1872
5 3/4 inches tall, 5 inches wide
CONDITION: tarnishing to silverplated lid and crazing to body but otherwise appears to be in good condition commensurate to age and use.
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