• Image of ‘Toffee King’
  • Image of ‘Toffee King’

Named after John Mackintosh, who called himself the 'Toffee King', thanks to the success of his wife Violet's recipe through which she developed a unique toffee that blended a traditional, brittle English butterscotch with a soft, American caramel.

Mackintosh's confectionary success is noted for his understanding of the power of marketing and publicity, advertising his toffee's as ‘The King Of All The Toffees’ and using story lines, graphics, and cartoons, through which John's eldest son Harold successfully marketed the confectionary after his fathers death, creating a memorable marketing campaign that illustrated the production of the world famous toffee's coming out of Halifax, then known as 'Toffee Town'. The family toffee later lead to the production and the continued success of Quality Street.

Dimensions: H50cm x W23cm x D23cm

Mixed Media:
Vintage Composition Doll,
Vintage Mackintosh Tin,
Vintage Cake Tin,
Vintage Copper Posser,
Vintage Bun Tins,
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,
Wooden Dowel,
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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