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Tobacco Jar

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Part of a set of four with 65.1936a-b, 65.1937a-b, 65.1938a-b. The cylindrical jar has a slightly domed cover surmounted by a finial composed of three flowers. The silver-gilt mounts are chased with C-scrolls, shells, flowers and a scale motif. The jar retains its lead tamper.




By 1941, Juan Riano, Spanish Ambassador to the USA; April 12, 1941, sold by Juan Riano at Parke Bernet, New York, lot 210, and bought by Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

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Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

French, about 1730–40


Overall (with cover): 16.1 x 9.4 cm (6 5/16 x 3 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed soft-paste porcelain; silver-gilt mounts; lead tamper




Ceramics, Porcelain