Lead tobacco jar, English, 1780-1860.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Lead tobacco jar, English, 1780-1860.

Richardson, Claire

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Description

Octagonal shaped jar used for storing pipe tobacco with lead presser and detachable domed lid topped with a finial in the shape of a hand clutching a roll of tobacco. 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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