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Earthenware snuff jar, England, 1750-1800

Snuff jars were used as storage containers for snuff, which is powdered tobacco. This earthenware jar has the word “RAPPE” painted on it, which is the French name for snuff. The design also shows a Native American or a native of the West Indies smoking a pipe. On the other side there is a picture of a ship sailing towards the man, possibly looking for tobacco to trade. The practice of ‘taking snuf…