Lead tobacco jar, English, 1790-1830.
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm

Lead tobacco jar, English, 1790-1830.

Richardson, Claire

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Small jar used for storing pipe tobacco in the form of a coffin with detachable flanged lid. The interior of the jar was originally painted dark green. 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.
 

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