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Art & Stuff
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18th Century Lead Tobacco Box with Slaves Head Finial

REF: M1956 / LA470308
£85
€99
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Description
A fascinating, and somewhat disburbing insight into a different world, but undoubtedly of historical interest! This is a lead tobacco box, probably from the 18th century when the slave trade was at its height. The finial to the cover is formed into a slave's head, appropriately because of course the tobacco plantations were worked by slaves. There is an inner lid, also of lead, which would have sat on the tobacco to keep it fresh. Lead is a relatively soft metal and the base has distorted slightly over time.
measurements
Height:
12 cm
Width:
12 cm
Depth:
10 cm
declaration
Art & Stuff has clarified that the 18th Century Lead Tobacco Box with Slaves Head Finial (LA470308) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 18th Century
condition
The side of the lead box has distorted over time but the inner cover still fits.
additional info
Material:
Origin:
Date of Manufacture:
18th Century
location
This 18th Century Lead Tobacco Box with Slaves Head Finial is located in United Kingdom