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Tobacco jar

Unknown1893

Museum Europäischer Kulturen, National Museums in Berlin

Museum Europäischer Kulturen, National Museums in Berlin

The jar features the initials “H.H.”, the inscription “Tobacco”, the date “1893”, and a pipe, all applied in yellowish-white slip, and the lid is also embellished with this type of applied décor. The clay for this came from the quarries of the town of Tegelen. Especially between 1870 and 1900 many jars were manufactured here to individual order. They were a prestigious good used to store pipe or chewing tobacco. Their unusual shape is modelled on the vessels used in the pharmacies of the period because tobacco used to be sold by the latter in the past.

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  • Title: Tobacco jar
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1893
  • Location: Limburg, Netherlands
  • rights: Text: © <a href="http://www.henschel-verlag.de/koehler-und-amelang/home">Koehler & Amelang Verlag in der Seemann Henschel GmbH & Co. KG</a><a href="http://www.smb.museum/en/museums-and-institutions/museum-europaeischer-kulturen/home.html">Museum Euopäischer Kulturen, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin </a>/ und die Autoren Photo: © Museum Euopäischer Kulturen, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Ute Franz-Scarciglia
  • inventory number: I A 4317 a–b
  • Physical Dimensions: w15 x h24 cm
  • Type: Object
  • Medium: ceramic, glazed red and beige, hole pattern

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