Set, Picnic

Production date
Circa 1940s
A picnic set contained in a small, green paper covered wooden suitcase. The set includes
two green and cream metal thermos with cream plastic cup lids and two green metal tins with " Food Box " moulded on the lid. The lids are hinged. The set also includes four ceramic breakfast cups which are white and decorated with two lily-of-the-valley flower transfers and four ceramic saucers which are white and decorated with three lily-of-the-valley flower transfers. There are also four ceramic bread & butter plates which are also white and decorated with three lily-of-the-valley flower transfers and two small, green-coloured, bakelite containers with screw-on lids.
The set also includes one small clear glass bottle with a green plastic lid, three serrated knives with white plastic handles , two electroplated nickel silver forks and an electroplated nickel silver teaspoon. The saucers, cutlery and bread & butter plates are held in position on the inside of the case lid with green-coloured leather straps. The thermos, cups, tins, bottle and plastic containers are housed in the base of the case. Black and gold-coloured adhesive label adhered to inside lid reads: "THE / COUNTRYMAN / MADE IN ENGLAND " is written on a black and gold adhesive label on the inside of the lid. Leather straps inside the lid are held in place with silver-coloured metal rivets. The case itself is pale green and decorated with dark green swirly motifs. It has two metal clip fasteners at the front edge and a white plastic carry handle." BREXTON / ENGLAND / 8050 " is printed on the base of all the ceramic items.
"BREXTON / MADE IN ENGLAND / STAINLESS STEEL" is engraved on one side of the cutting edge of the knives.
" ARQUROID J D & CO " is stamped on the teaspoon.
" NICKLE SILVER / SHEFFIELD ENGLAND" is stamped on one fork and the other is stamped " A DIXON ".
" THERMOS LIMITED / MADE IN ENGLAND / THERMOS / REG TRADEMARK " is moulded on the base of both of the thermos.
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