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Egyptian Casket, 1890
 
   
Egyptian Casket, 1890
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Brief Description: Ornately shaped casket, multi-coloured Egyptian scenes, coloured base with Huntley & Palmers motif, By Appointment and Paris Exhibition
Subject Date: 1890
Creator: Huntley, Boorne & Stevens
Publisher: Huntley & Palmers
 
Full Description: In 1882 the British army became an army of occupation in Egypt and took control of the Suez canal. From that year until 1922, Britain controlled the administration of Eqypt. This tin, produced in 1890, reflects the influence of the British Empire on biscuit tin designs. This tin shape was used again in 1892 for Christmas Casket (Swan).
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Egypt
Dimensions: Height: 11.0cm, Width: 21.0cm, Depth: 13.5cm
Subject: casket, animal, camel, donkey, tent, temple, street scene, costume, trade, shopping, transport
Content Type: tin
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1992.2.48
Unique ID: rm-rm-1992_2_48~1_446-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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