Tobacco Jar Antique Majolica Pottery Humidor Early 20. This is a rare antique Austrian Majolica Tobacco Jar known as the SMOKING ALLIGATOR. This two-piece tobacco jar, or humidor, is modeled in deep relief. And glaze are very well done.
The subject is a well-attired Alligator Smoking a Pipe and wearing large hooded cape. The head forms the top.
The lid (head) has a recessed area to put a damp sponge and is nicely fitted on the matching base. On both the top and the base, the inside is glazed, and the rim foot is unglazed; the underside base is glazed.
The tobacco jar is decorated with stylized accents, and colors including a background decorated with green, yellow, pink, and brown. On the glazed center of the underside base, 4873 and 37 are impressed marks; the underside rimfoot is unglazed. This is fine antique Austrian majolica, earthenware that has an opaque tin glaze, made in Austria.The estimated date is 1900, early 20th Century. This Smoking Alligator Tobacco Jar is in good condition- noting the underside of the top has three rim chips, the largest is 0.5 in. The top has a shallow rim chip on the inside of the top rim 0.7 in.
X 0.4 x 0.2 in. And two lines on the back. Otherwise, condition status includes minimal normal wear and rubbing, glaze losses, firing flaws, crazing and fretting. Overall, this work is sound, having no other chips, cracks, or major defects, and having had no apparent repairs or restorations. Please see all photos which are a part of this description.
Tall X 3.6 In. Wide X 3.4 In. Please bookmark this work; Listing Category and List Price are subject to change. If you see something wrong in a listing, please send me a message and let me know and I will address the situation accordingly. The item "Rare SMOKING ALLIGATOR Tobacco Jar Antique Majolica Pottery Humidor Early 20thC" is in sale since Saturday, March 13, 2021.This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Majolica". The seller is "fleurman" and is located in West Palm Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Tall X 3.6 In. Wide X 3.4 In. Deep