Lead tobacco jar, English, 1750-1850.

Richardson, Claire

 
Lead tobacco jar, English, 1750-1850.
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm

Description

Square jar used for storing pipe tobacco resting on rococo type feet and surmounted by a five-tiered lid with torc shaped finial and hunting scenes moulded on the sides. Containers for storing pipe tobacco were traditionally known as jars. The earliest types were cylindrical and fairly plain, while later ones were oblong, cast from carved wooden panels.

Image Details

Artist
 
Image Ref.
 
10422964

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

buy a print

Select size
 
Select finish
 
How many prints?
 
£20.00
 

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas