Copper Devil Head Tobacco Jar in the Style of Johann Maresch

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This great hinged box was used to store pipe tobacco or other tobacco products. The devil, being associated with evils, was used in the early 20th century for products related to alcohol, tobacco, and gambling. A well-known version of this lidded devil was made in ceramic in the late 1800s by German maker A. Johann Maresch. Ours is similar in size, but has a hinged head, as opposed to the removable top on the ceramic version. The finish is a darkened copper over a heavier metal, such as iron. It displays a lovely darkened patina, and is marked "6" on the underside. Maker is unknown.
Details
Creator
Unknown (Maker)
Of the Period
Art Nouveau
Place of Origin
Germany
Date of Manufacture
1920s
Period
1920-1929
Materials and Techniques
Plated   Copper
Condition
Good
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
5 in. H x 4 in. W x 6 in. D
13 cm H x 10 cm W x 15 cm D
Dealer Location
Los Angeles, CA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU81206587443
Address
Off The Wall Antiques
737 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90069
US
(310) 853-6884
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