RARE ANTIQUE BLACK AMERICANA TOBACCO JAR HUMIDOR 1910 ATTRIB TO JOHANN MARESCH

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  • Item Category: Alcohol & Smoking
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Jul 22, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

A RARE UNUSUAL ANTIQUE BLACKAMERICANA TOBACCO JAR/HUMIDOR MADE FROM TERRA COTTA

IT FEATURES A SMILING FACE SMOKING A CIGAR FROM A WATERMELON. IT IS WELL CRAFTED WITH BEGUILING EYES.

THE FACE IS BLACK WITH HAND PAINTED EYES, TEETH AND CIGAR, THE BODY OF THE WATERMELON IS BLACK WITH HINTS OF GREEN WHEN CATCHES IN THE LIGHT.

IT IS ATTRIBUTED TO JOHANN MARESCH BUT NOT MARKED JM, IT HAS AN INCISED NUMBER 8266. IT IS VERY SIMILAR TO OTHER JM DESIGNS FEATURING THIS TYPICAL WATERMELON THEME.

IT HAS WRITTEN IN PENCIL ON THE UNDERSIDE OF THE LID JUNE 1910 WHICH IS ABOUT WRITE FOR IT’S AGE.

IT STANDS 155 MM (6 INCHES) HIGH

IT IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, ONLY ONE SMALL NICK TO THE TOP OF THE STALK OTHERWISE NO CHIPS, CRACKS OR RESTORATION.

SOME OF THE PAINT HAS WORN AWAY ON SPOTS ON THE FACE AND JOINT LINE BUT THIS IS TYPICAL OF A PIECE OF SUCH AGE.

AN UNUSUAL AND RARE VERY COLLECTABLE TOBACCO JAR

INTERNATIONAL SIGNED FOR POSTAGE TO EUROPE IS £ 13.00

INTERNATIONAL SIGNED FOR POSTAGE WORLDWIDE IS £ 20.00