jar; tobacco

Description
Two turned wooden jars with lids, heavily varnished and painted. Often kept on mantelpieces, this type of varnished wooden vessel came from Russia along with pit props for the coalmines of Central Scotland. The designs are typical of this type of bowl. Known in Russia as Khokhloma ware.
See full details

Object detail

Department
Production place
Measurement type, part and reading
Dimensions:1 - jar:H 13.5cm (H 5 5/16")
Dimensions:1 - jar:Dia 8.6cm (Dia 3 3/8")
Dimensions:2 - jar:H 16.8cm (H 6 5/8")
Dimensions:2 - jar:Dia 10.5cm (Dia 4 1/8")
Documentation
Baltic Bowls and Riga Cups.; Mr Hugh Cheape; National Museum of Scotland Chambers St, Edinburgh
Accession number
1998-055-003

Share

My shortlist

Subject category

Explore other objects by colour

Public comments

Be the first to comment on this object record.

Google reCaptchaThis site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.