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A most unusual antique sweet or confectionery tin, produced around 1870s-1900 by Geo. Bassett & Company Ltd, in Sheffield in England.

The oblong tin is is a lockable lidded casket shape (key missing, but it is unlocked), heavily embossed on all sides with countryside scenes. The top has a farmer hand-ploughing with two horses. The enamelled decoration on the borders was once gold and blue, but the tin has got very grubby and worn with over 100 years of use - it may be possible to bring back some of the colour with a good clean.

There is a slide-out drawer at the front, missing a knob, but otherwise fully functional, with its casing visible on the inside.

It is marked on the base with Geo. Bassetts & Co Ltd, Manufacturing Confectioners, Portland Street, Sheffield. Bassetts were in Portland Street around 1870s-1900, and were, and are still, famous for producing licorice allsorts - so that is what this tin would have contained.

The tin is in very well-used vintage condition, with some wear to the design, which does give it a great shabby chic finish - but there is no other damage.

It measures approximately 21 cm/8.25" by 12.5 cm/5" by 8 cm/3"; the drawer is 5 cm/2" wide and is the depth of the box.

It weighs 332 gms, and the estimated packaged weight is 750 gms.

Antique Tin Casket, Victorian Shabby Chic Embossed Country Farmer Horses Ploughing Fields Bassetts Candy Tin and Drawer 1890s


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: metal, tin
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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