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Tobacco jar and cover

Tobacco jar and cover
Tobacco jar and cover
Title
Tobacco jar and cover
Date 
1890-1900
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 5 x 5 in. ( 21 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm )
Description 
Molded square tobacco jar with square cover and button knop; low-relief decorative includes borders resembling those of a packing trunk and also with inscriptions; covered completely in blue glaze.
Credit Line 
Gift of Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1938.381ab
Marks 
inscribed: in low relief on side panels: "Yale/Mixture" (2 panels); "A/Gentleman's/Smoke"; "May All/Your/Troubles End/In Smoke"
Gallery Label 
"Yale Mixture" pipe tobacco was advertised in various American magazines during the 1890s. It was marketed by Marburg Bros. of Baltimore. This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group