Size: 4 x 8.5 inches interior, 11 x 14 inches exterior
About Marie Biscuits: The biscuit is round and usually has the name embossed upon its top surface, the edges of which are also embossed with an intricate design. It is made with wheat flour, sugar, palm oil or sunflower seed oil and unlike the rich tea biscuit, is typically vanilla-flavoured.
The Marie biscuit was created by the London bakeryPeek Freans in 1874 to commemorate the marriage of the Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia to the Duke of Edinburgh. It became popular throughout Europe, particularly in Portugal and Spain, where, following the Civil War, the biscuit became a symbol of the country's economic recovery after bakeries produced mass quantities to consume a surplus of wheat.
Colourful, in excellent condition and from a private collection. Matted and ready to frame.