Prichard Antiques

18th Century Lead Tobacco Pot (c. 1790 England)

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Width 13.00cm wide [5.12 inches wide]
Height 13.00cm high [5.12 inches high]
Depth 10.00cm deep [3.94 inches deep]

Description / Expertise

The scene on this Tobacco Pot is of sociability and good cheer, two people sitting at a table, clasping hands and raising a glass. Made of lead, the main body of the pot is rectangular with canted corners. The raised decoration and painting in red, yellow and green would have made this little pot a jewel in which to keep one's tobacco, and would have belonged to someone relatively wealthy. The lid is made of tin, with a lead finial. Like the pot, the painted decoration, though dulled by time and use, is still apparent.

Price

gbp 195.00 (Pound Sterling)