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Prattware pottery tobacco box or jar with relief moulded decoration.

Prattware pottery tobacco box or jar with relief moulded decoration.

Reference: 5303

Dated: c. 1790 to c. 1800 Staffordshire

A fine example of a Prattware pottery tobacco box or tobacco jar.
The relief moulding decoration of a tavern scene and a Chinoserie scene on the other side is very cris denoting an early example of this tobacco box. Later examples have usually lost their crisp defintion and are painted in a much cruder way. Happy to say that this piece is presented with exceptional colouring and attention to detail making it one of the best examples of its type. The extra special feature on this box is the lid which as a wonderful figure perched on top , he appears to be suffering a hangover.

Dimensions: 8.00 inch high

Medium: antique Staffordshire pottery prattware

Literature: Page 246 in John and Griselda Lewis book Pratt Ware, English and Scottish relief decorated and undergalze coloured earthenware 1780- 1840



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