Antique British Stoneware Tobacco jar with Bristol Glaze from the Mid to late 1800s. This ovoid-shaped jar with its broad splayed foot is a shape more reminiscent of delft and stoneware jars of the 1700s than jars of the 1800s. This two-toned jar, however dates from the 1850 to 1890 period and the Bristol glaze on it was developed by the British in the early 1800s as an alternative to salt glaze. The ocher yellow slip on the upper section of the jar was added for decoration along with the rouletted band that consists of a double row of beading. This jar is hand thrown and the black painted metal cover is also hand made from tin coated iron. The lack of crimped seams on the metal cover indicates it was made before 1890 and is also original to the stoneware jar. The jar was acquired with two commercial display tags found inside it and these are shown in one of the photos. The display tags apparently refer to some of the contents that were once stored in the jar. The wear and chips on the base of jar indicate that it was well used before it was retired and these tags are hand painted and may date from the early 1900s. Eventually, pipe tobacco sold in foil pouches replaces the commercial distributors that used these stoneware jars. And so if you collect antique stoneware, tobacco accoutrements or commercial storage jars, then you may want to consider purchasing this example since it will capture attention in most any setting. And as always, this stoneware jar also comes with a full satisfaction guarantee or return it for a refund (certain costs not refundable, see full return policy full details explained farther below).
SIZE: This jar stands almost 8 inches tall without the cover and 8 1/2 inches tall when the tin cover is on. The jar has a maximum shoulder diameter of about 6 1/2 inches and a basal foot diameter of 6 inches. The mouth opening on the jar has an inside diameter of 3 1/2 inches. The jar is perfect size for displaying on a mantle, shelf, table, out in the open or in a cabinet.
CONDITION: This jar has four chips along its foot or base (see photos) and one internal 4.5 inch long hairline (hairline does not reach rim or base, Blue pencil points to middle of internal hairline; see photos). That is all and there is no damage to its rim and no stains, major scratches, repairs or restorations. The tin plated iron cover exhibits some minor rust and one dent. The glaze on the jar is shiny and bright and has no crazing. It is a nice example of a size and ovoid shape that is hard to find today without paying far more than the price offered here. If the buyer is not completely satisfied, then they may return this jar for a refund (see our refund policy noted below, certain shipping cost not refunded).
SHIPPING: All mainland US buyers pay just $17.80 for well packed (boxed weight will be about 6 to 7 lbs), insured USPS Standard Post (this is an estimated savings of about $1 to $3 since insurance is also INCLUDED in the above quoted amount for all mainland US addresses). A faster shipping option is also available using Priority USPS mail, however you will need to email me your address details and let me obtain accurate costs minus a few dollars discount. Docs Antiques never charges more than it actually costs to ship the item to you and we will refund any excess should you live near us. All international buyers will pay only the exact shipping costs for all verifiable locations outside the continental US mainland. Please note that import duties, taxes and other charges are not included in the item price or shipping costs and these additional charges are the Buyer's responsibility. We do offer a petition for VAT relief on the behalf of the buyer which may help reduce certain import taxes should your country allow such petitions for items over 100 years old. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to purchasing this item -- thanks.
RETURN POLICY: Satisfaction and peace of mind are guaranteed for all Docs Antiques listings -- please refer directly to our Service Pledge and our Return Policy for full details. And this means that if you are unhappy with your purchase, you may return this OVOID BRISTOL GLAZED STONEWARE TOBACCO JAR c1870 undamaged by sending it back post marked within seven days of receipt for a refund (see terms of sale for full details). Items damaged during shipping are covered by insurance and while this rarely happens because we double box, we will gladly help you file your claim should it ever be necessary (to date, we have had only two claims for damage from shipping in over 7 years). Of course, never send an item back that was damaged by shipping since that will void the original insurance. Instead, contact us for help and we will gladly assist.
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Item ID: RL339.a898
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