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Lead tobacco jar, English, 1771-1870.

Richardson, Claire

Lead tobacco jar, English, 1771-1870.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm


Octagonal shaped jar used for storing pipe tobacco with canted corners, detachable lid topped with a head shaped finial. 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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