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The renowned 'Quality Street' confectionary brand was launched in 1936, by Halifax confectioner Mackintosh. The name being inspired by a popular UK comedic play of the same name by J. M. Barrie, with the characters 'Mr Major' and 'Miss Sweetly' which appeared on all Quality Street boxes and tins until the year 2000, were based on two principal figures inspired by the play's success.

'Peanut Cracknell' is named in homage to my favourite discontinued Quality Street, formerly wrapped in a blue wrapper, which is one of 10+ discontinued varieties known as;
Chocolate Noisette Pate (Hazelnut Triangle, green wrapper),
Purple One (the original 'Purple One' with Brazil nut, replaced with hazelnut version)
Chocolate Strawberry Cream (now replaced with Strawberry Delight)
Chocolate Toffee Cup (now replaced with Caramel Swirl)
Hazelnut Cracknell (red wrapper)
Hazelnut Eclair
Chocolate Nut Toffee Cream
Malt Toffee (replaced with toffee deluxe as a "new" flavour)
Milk Chocolate Round (now replaced with Milk Choc Block in green wrapper)
Coffee Cream (brown wrapper, same size and shape as the strawberry cream)
Gooseberry Cream (green wrapper light green fondant with a touch of Gooseberry Preserve covered in milk chocolate)
Apricot Delight (blue wrapper, square chunk, apricot flavoured jelly covered in milk chocolate)
Toffee Square (metallic pink wrapper, a small square of very hard toffee)
Chocolate Truffle (brown square chunk, a soft truffle filling covered in milk chocolate)
Montelimar Nougat
Smarties (ordinary cardboard box of Smarties)

Dimensions: H57cm x W23cm x D23cm

Mixed Media:
Vintage Composition Doll,
Vintage Quality Street Tin,
Vintage Cake Tin,
Vintage Rubber and Metal Wheel,
Vintage Fluted Brioche Tin,
Vintage Aluminium Jelly Mould,
Vintage Bow Tie,
Vintage Bun Tin,
Pom Pom's,
4 x 15W Coloured Bayonet Cap Pygmy Lamps,
Old English Antique Brass Bayonet Cap Lamp holders,
3 Core Dark Brown Silk Covered Flexible Cable,
Junction Box,
Tough Plug fitted with a 3 Amp Fuse,
Metal Threaded Bar,
Various Nuts, Bolts, and Washers,
PAT Tested.

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.

Overseas Enquiries:

For an overseas shipping quote please contact me by email

Also note - as these sculptures operate on UK voltage (220-240 V 50 Hz) you will need a voltage converter to use them overseas.

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