Painted 1840's lead tobacco jar

Code: 4133

Dimensions:W: 14cm (5.5")H: 15cm (5.9")D: 12cm (4.7")

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This tobacco jar dates from the first half of the nineteenth century.  It is made from a lead and spelter mix and is very heavy.    It has an eight-sided design and has a removable lid with an  figure head as the handle. The jar retains its original naïve yellow, black and grey paintwork - I have never seen on with this spotted pattern which is also copied on the lid. 

Overall in good condition with some wear consistent with age and use. It is a little misshapen and the top does not quite fit inside the base as it should.

 

Painted 1840's lead tobacco jar