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Kovels Antiques: Tobacco jars have subtle humor

Published 08/03/2012, INFORUM

Why would a tobacco jar from the 19th century be shaped like a lady in a long, full dress? Tobacco jars were made in many unexpected shapes, and there are many figural tobacco-jar collectors today. Most jars were made from 1850 to 1900 in Bohemia and nearby countries.

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