Humorous and highly decorative tobacco jar by Thomas Sergent

Thomas Sergent (1830-1890) (France, 19th Century)

Humorous and highly decorative tobacco jar by Thomas Sergent

Humorous and highly decorative figural Majolica ceramic Palissy Style - tobacco jar in the shape of a Turkey in a double-breasted green smoking jacket with black ascot and Top Hat, measurement 10 ¾ inches high

HEIGHT: 10¾ in

Origin France
Category Majolica
Circa1880
Period 19th Century
ConditionExcellent

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Commentary

"In the Victorian era, pipe smokers kept their tobacco in a decorative tobacco jar or humidor. Figural tobacco jars were produced mainly in ceramic, typically heads or full figures of people and animals, generally 12 inches or less in height. Most such jars were produced in the middle to late Victorian era, when pipe smoking replaced snuff as the preferred means of using tobacco.

References: Horowitz, Joseph L ‘’What Are Figural Tobacco Jars?’’ The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles. September 2000"

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