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Community Table Tobacco Bowl

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1965T3594
Collection:Social History - Pinto Collection
Date:1700 - 1900


This is a rare and impressive example of a community tobacco bowl which was probably used at Guild meetings. The lid is very heavy and acts as a weight to press down on the tobacco to keep the bowl airtight.

Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.

Further Information

Production Period:18th century
Medium:Carved and turned.
Place of Origin:Holland


Height:31.5 cm
Diameter:29 cm