ANTIQUE MINT UNUSUAL INDIAN CHIEF IN HEADDRESS
SMALL HAND PAINTED CERAMIC TOBACCO JAR
In the early to mid-1900’s almost all men smoked tobacco. This is a handmade, hand painted, unusual small tobacco jar for storing loose tobacco for pipe smoking. This piece is patterned in the form of an American Indian Chief in full headdress. There has always been a fascination with American Indians for centuries. During the early 1900’s Buffalo Bill Cody toured both American and Europe twice, and there was a resurgence of interest in all things Western, especially the American Indian. This date from the 1920’s to the 1930’s. This interesting piece is about 7 1/4” tall x 5” deep x 4 ½” wide. The base is 4 1/2’ wide x 4 ¼” deep and is heavy for its size at 1 pound. Note the small pipe protruding from the Indians mouth. The top lifts off and both the inside of the base and top appear unused. The top piece does not create a seal with the base, and simply sits on top of the base as a decorative piece. The exterior has multiple colors of black, dark brown, turquoise, flesh, rose, light blue, light reddish brown, dark reddish brown, pink, light yellow, dark yellow, brown, and cream. The entire piece (except the flat bottom) has a desirous, very light naturally occurring aged crazing that can easily be seen with magnification and can also be felt to the touch as a very light, extremely fine surface roughness. Remarkably, this piece remains in mint, unused condition, never used, and was “put up”. This would be perfect for any tobacco, Tobacciana, pipe smoker, similar jar collector such as cookies or candy jars, Western, Indian, Americana, Folk Art or Kitch collection, or use as a decorator in an office, den, Man cave or conversation piece.