POST MEDIEVAL TOBACCO HOLDER

A metal (probably lead alloy) tobacco jar and lid dating from AD 1700 - 1900. The jar is complete. It is in the form of a male head with a pronounced nose, and a flat topped, brimmed hat. The hat forms the lid and can be removed to reveal the hollow inside the head where the tobacco would have been kept. Another example of this tobacco jar can be seen on http://www.pijpenkabinet.nl/Smokiana/HHH-E-…