Victorian copper and brass tobacco jar with classical relief scenes

Victorian copper and brass tobacco jar with classical relief scenes

Code: 10183

Dimensions:

W: 16cm (6.3")H: 28.5cm (11.2")

£85.00 Approx $110.53, €93.82

Description

A stunning late Victorian (c1900) copper and brass tobacco jar with classical, pre-Raphaelite style scenes of cloaked maidens, angels, learned elders, kneeling and reclining figures all cast in sharp relief in copper on top of a solid brass body. The jar has a turned brass base with bead stringing supporting the main body with relief scenes above which rests a hinged brass and copper lid, the latter with scrolled and foliate copper reliefs above which stands a cherub and shield finial. The weight and fine detailing indicate a piece of high quality with a makers’ mark of ‘HB’ engraved on the base. Measures 28.5cm high and 16cm at its widest point.

Condition Report

Excellent – some slight tarnishing and minor dent to base.