Cylindrical lead tobacco jar, English, 1790-1830.

Richardson, Claire

Cylindrical lead tobacco jar, English, 1790-1830.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Description

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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