Tobacco Jar

French
about 1730–40
Made at Chantilly Manufactory (France)


Dimensions

Overall (with cover): 16.1 x 9.4 cm (6 5/16 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1935a-b

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed soft-paste porcelain; silver-gilt mounts; lead tamper

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Part of a set of four with 65.1936a-b, 65.1937a-b, 65.1938a-b. The cylindrical jar has a slightly domed cover surmounted by a finial composed of three flowers. The silver-gilt mounts are chased with C-scrolls, shells, flowers and a scale motif. The jar retains its lead tamper.

Markings

none

Provenance

By 1941, Juan Riano, Spanish Ambassador to the USA; April 12, 1941, sold by Juan Riano at Parke Bernet, New York, lot 210, and bought by Forsyth Wickes (b.1876-d.1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection