Tobacco jar, England, 1801-1900

Made:
1801-1900 in England

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Green glazed pottery tobacco jar, cylindrical, inscribed with royal arms and "Bewlay Tobacconist "of" smoking apparatus" to the Duke of Sussex, Bewlay, suppliers 49, Strand, London, English, 19th century

Dried pipe tobacco leaves would have been stored inside this earthenware jar, which may have been used in a tobacconist’s or bought by a customer and used at home.

The jar is marked with the name of Bewlay, a tobacconist based at 49 Strand, London. They sold ‘smoking apparatus’ and have highlighted their social standing with a reference to the Duke of Sussex, one of their customers.

Details

Category:
Smoking
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A68291
type:
tobacco jar
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • tobacco container