A Rare Example of an Austrian Hand Painted Terracotta Tobacco Jar, last quarter of the Nineteenth Century.
The main body modelled as a North African Moroccan young boy wearing a tasseled felt style hat and a buttoned jacket.
Condition: Superb for such an early piece, no losses anywhere, possibly never used.
Impressed mark at base R 810.
Width: (at base) 4" (10.25cm). Depth: 4.25" (11cm). Height: 6.25" (13cm).
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
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In the nineteenth century, Tobacco Jars jar became an international commodity that was made and used everywhere. In the same century, the choice broadened with all kinds of earthenware tobacco jars made in series, mostly in figural form. This is a very special example.