Pr. needle packet boxes-Victoria and Albert. c 1850


A pair of small cardboard boxes decorated with coloured prints of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. c 1850.

The boxes were originally meant to contain needle packets and the prints were made specially for them. There are different sets and whole uncut sheets of ten little prints can be found known as 'Needle Prints'. William Baxter invented this new process of colour printing which made the finished prints affordable. Similar prints were produced by Kronheim and Le Blond.

The boxes measure 5 x 3 cm   ( 1.75 x 1 inch )

In excellent condition with a gold trim and pink paper lining.

Stock no. FG36pr