Date & Origin
England, c1890. Period of Victoria.
Excellent, age-related wear as shown.
Height: 18cm Diameter: 13cm.
A fine late 19th century glass biscuit barrel with its original white metal lid featuring an acorn. Slice, blaze and diamond-cut body with star cut base.
Second Boer War begins in South Africa in 1899, After the First Boer War in 1880-1881, the Boers (farmers of European descent) of the Transvaal forced the British government to recognise their independence. But the Boers refused to recognise the rights of the British (many prospecting for gold) in the Transvaal, leading to the Second Boer War. Although the Boers had initial military successes, the war ended in May 1902 with a Boer surrender. It was costly and unpopular war and Britain received much international criticism for its use of concentration camps.