Inviting Home - architectural products, home furnishings and home lighting
help
porcelain tobacco jar

Porcelain Tobacco Jar

porcelain accessories AMC045

8-3/4"dia x 10-1/2"H

list price: $247.50
your price: $198.00
accessories
tobacco jar details hand painted tobacco jar

These porcelain tobacco jar reproductions are hand painted by skilled artists in the style of the 18th C. originals. The only difference is that our porcelain, which is stronger and more durable than the original stoneware pots

see also:
porcelain apothecary bottle
porcelain apothecary bottle
porcelain tobacco jar
porcelain tobacco jar

Porcelain Tobacco Jars

Tobacco was introduced to Europe following Columbus' discovery of the New World. Over time tobacco became widely distributed in Europe and beyond. Proponents claimed smoking mitigated a multitude of health problems, and was particularly useful in the treatment of depression and heart disease.

Tobacco connoisseurs then were deeply knowledgeable about tobacco lore. Tobacco leaves were stored in richly decorated faience pots, painted with allegorical scenes, and most importantly with the name of the place where it was grown. Most tobacco was imported from various Caribbean islands as well as from the American colonies of the British Empire.

Truly original antique porcelain, pots are uncommon, and if found, highly valuable. Most are now part of specialized porcelain home accessories collection. Because originals rarely surface, their value is high and increasing.


DECORATIVE HOME ACCESSORIES | PORCELAIN JARS | PORCELAIN BOTTLES | PORCELAIN ACCESSORIES | HOME ACCESSORIES