A Pair Tobaccojars


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A Pair of Tobaccojars with rare decoration in Dutch Delftware

The decoration on the ovoid body of these jars is quite rare. It depict an cartouche-like atmosfere as more usual on these kind of jars. But on these particular jars the cartouche is constructed with two mirrored rocaille-ornaments with hold a drapery. The sides are each flanked by the famous type of a pipe-smoking Indian by a standing by an tobaccojar.
The centre of the 'cartouche' depicts the names of the flavours: *Straasburg* and *Hannover*. On the floor are some barrels with tobaccoleafs.

Origin
Delft, The Netherlands
Period
Second half 18th century
Material
Eartenware
Signature
Marked: 'B.P.
Reference
115-588
Sizes
23.5 cm

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