Huntley & Palmers was a British firm of biscuit makers, founded in 1822, by Joseph Huntley, and was originally based in Reading, Berkshire. It is said that Joseph started selling his biscuits to the travellers on the coaches outside his shop. Because he found the biscuits were vulnerable to breakage on the coach journey, he started putting them in metal tins. Out of this innovation grew two businesses: Joseph's biscuit shop that was to become Huntley & Palmers, and Huntley, Bourne and Stevens, a firm of biscuit tin manufacturers founded by his younger son, also called Joseph.
In 1838 Joseph Huntley was forced by ill-health to retire, handing control of the business to his older son Thomas, and in 1841, Thomas took his distant cousin George Palmer, who soon became the chief force behind the businesses success. The company created one of the world's first global brands and ran what was once the world’s largest biscuit factory.
The name 'Patisserie Pants' was inspired by the bulbous shape of this tubby character. Made up of a variety of vintage pastry and sweet tins, its a good job 'Patisserie Pants' dons a sturdy aluminium jelly mould shaped nappy to take care of business.
Dimensions: H54cm x W32cm x D30cm
Vintage Composition Doll
Vintage Huntley and Palmer Biscuit Tin,
Vintage Baking Tin,
Large and Small Vintage Aluminium Jelly Moulds,
Vintage Rubber and Metal Wheel,
Vintage Aluminium Hot Water Bottle,
Vintage Music Sheet,
3 x 15W Coloured Bayonet Cap Pygmy Lamps,
Old English Antique Brass Bayonet Cap Lamp holders,
3 Core Dark Brown Silk Covered Flexible Cable,
Tough Plug fitted with a 3 Amp Fuse,
Threaded Metal Bar,
Various Nuts, Bolts, and Washers,
Please be advised:
Though these assemblage sculptures contain vintage doll components that may have once been played with by children, this piece is not a toy to be played with.
As with all bulbs, they get hot! I use low 15 wattage bulbs on each piece but the bulbs still shed heat, so be advised to display your piece in a suitable location.
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Also note - as these sculptures operate on UK voltage (220-240 V 50 Hz) you will need a voltage converter to use them overseas.