~ Royal Doulton Stoneware Lidded Tobacco Jar c1920's ~
A nicely decorated mid 1920's stoneware tobacco jar by Royal Doulton.
The jar has hand painted decoration of vines and fruit on a deep blue ground with bands of pale blue above and a thick treacle brown glazed rim.
The lid has a dark blue glaze with a deep brown glazed rim also and a small knob handle.
The underside of the jar has the Royal Doulton stamp, the variation used between 1923-1927. It has a Patent no of '194168', a pattern no. of '8986' and date no. of 'X8580' for 1924-1927.
~ Dimensions ~
The jar has a diameter of 13cm (5 inches) and a height of 11cm (4 ¼ inches).
It weighs 830g.
~ Condition ~
The jar has two hairline cracks both running down from the rim. One is approximately one inch long, the other two inches with a slight chip to the rim. Neither seem to affect the structure of the piece.
The jar is missing its lid-bar which would have been to give the jar a tight seal.
Overall the jar is in a good condition with only light wear but no damages other than those mentioned.
Royal Doulton Stoneware Lidded Tobacco Jar c1920's