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Title:tobacco jar
Date Made:ca. 1720
Type:Container; Personal Gear
Materials:ceramic: tin-glazed earthenware decorated in cobalt blue; electrical wiring
Place Made:The Netherlands; Holland; Delft
Accession Number:  HD 2257

Dutch delft, globular-shaped tobacco jar with a narrow neck and rounded shoulders tapering to a flat base decorated in blue, which has been made into lamp. One side of the jar is decorated with a large globular vase labled "CUBA" with palm leaves growing from behind, and a seated Caribe Indian next to the vase, wearing a feathered headress and smoking a pipe. There is a palm basket in the foreground, and a sailing ship and round building in the background. There was a similar tobacco jar in a 1978 London exhibition, decorated with the same scene with the jar labeled "MACUBA" and the insignia for the Dutch East India Company, "V.O.C." (Vereenigde Ooost-Indische Compagnie), and the Three Bells Factory mark.

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