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

  • 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
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