Paint-decorated Wooden Tobacco Jar

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1820-1850

GUSN

GUSN-2831

Description

A slightly domed round cover with turned mushroom-form knop on round, bulbous base with broad shoulders and saucer-like base. Painted and grained in yellow and brown in a dot and shell pattern.

Details

Descriptive Terms

tobacco boxes
graining
painting (coating)
turning (shaping process)
wood (plant material)
Wood
Painted
Grained
Turned
Box, Tobacco

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

7 1/2 (H), 6 3/4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1283