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    antique treen : extraordinary extremely rare tobacco box / humidor : c.19thc

    Antique Treen : Extraordinary extremely rare Tobacco Box / Humidor : C.19thC

     
    An extraordinary extremely rare Black Forest type Tobacco Box / Humidor of
    cylindrical shape having applied hand carved Devil masks showing the different
    stages of craving for the drug, the Devil signifying the temptation. Each mask deeply
    carved in different gestures from relaxed to stressed. Six different panels in all.
    The body with hand carved decoration probably on a turned base. The lid again deeply
    hand carved with another face mask reminiscent of a Martin Brother's Jug Mask.
     
    Having its original tin and lead tobacco press inside. Having different colour stains
     
    We have put up loads of images because we are unhappy with them, the images does not do justice to the piece
     
    This item has been in our Collection for more than 20 years and has been an exhibit on the Saatchi Gallery
    Webite.
     
    Circa late 19th century
     
    Good Antique Condition with just light signs consistant with age as expected - no
    damage or repairs
     
    9 inches (23cm) height X 5.25 inches (13.5cm) dia approx

    Materials:
    Wood
    Width:
    13.5
    Height:
    23
    Price: £3,000.00

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