1903 huntley and palmer 'sunset' biscuit tin

1903 huntley and palmer 'sunset' biscuit tin
1903 huntley and palmer 'sunset' biscuit tin
1903 huntley and palmer 'sunset' biscuit tin
1903 huntley and palmer 'sunset' biscuit tin

A Large flat rectangular Huntley and Plamer tin with lid in the form of a framed picture with a simulated wooden frame showing an evening view of the Thames in monochrome. Gold paterning design around sides, featuring shields with nautical emblems (anchor, capstan, buoy etc) on simulated wooden background. Huntley & Palmers stamp on base.
It dates from 1903 and measures 13 x 8 x 2"

"The image on the lid gives a fascinating glimpse of the Thames at the height of the British Empire. Although the title of the tin is 'Sunset', this is no rural idyll, but a place of toil. Grimy steam ships labour up and down the river, and probably will continue to do so, after the sun has set. Tower Bridge is silhouetted by the setting sun in the distance, but we should remember that this bridge was, despite its 'gothic' decoration, a new construction, with the latest steam technology to raise its two sides. (See the 'Tower' tin of 1895 for a Huntley & Palmers tin which celebrates the opening of this bridge in 1894). The black and white image used here is very similar to the illustrations that were popular in publications such as the 'Illustrated London News'. In the days before photographs this was one of the most popular magazines in the country and often featured industrial and urban scenes. Although Huntley & Palmers preferred their tins to be colourful, there are a few others which go for a monochrome look, for example, the 'Delft' tin of 1897".
In very good condition.

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