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Covered jar

Slightly tapering top and bottom. Lid and body decorated with large brown leaves on blue-brown background, which has raised leaf-like pattern. Three colored bands around top and bottom. Remnants of a sponge fitted into underside of lid.

Inscription

Inscribed in pencil on underside, "Loaned to Varkins [?] Museum"

Marks

Marks: impressed seal with lion and crown [in use from 1902-1922], "op" (or "od"), 391 (or 891?), and "LYZ" incised decorator's mark.

Credit Line

Gift of Professor Emeritus F. H. Norton and the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tobacco jar

English, about 1902–22 or 1927–36

Object Place

England

Accession Number

1971.620a-b

Medium or Technique

Stoneware

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Stoneware