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Ben George, 1868
Ben George, 1868
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Brief Description: Oblong tin with royal coat of arms on lid (hinged)
Subject Date: 1868
Creator: Owen Jones (1809-1874), Huntley, Boorne & Stevens
Publisher: Huntley & Palmers
Full Description: This may be the earliest example of a 'printed' biscuit tin. It was decorated by the transfer process, patented by Benjamin George of London, hence the name of the tin. The design was the work of the leading Victorian designer Owen Jones.
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Dimensions: Height: 5.0cm, Width: 21.8cm, Depth: 8.7cm
Subject: coat of arms, object, non-representational, decorative art
Content Type: tin
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1992.2.1
Unique ID: rm-rm-1992_2_1~1_017-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
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