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T10035SW.SHOPPOTVIRGINIA.M     Saltglazed mid brown stoneware shop pot with rare original painting advertising "VIRGINIA" tobacco in a gilded garter style label, full body, arounded detailed realistic illustration of Elizabethan clothed lady. (Virginia was named after Elizabeth 1st) against an overall sage green background. Classic flat based bodied form with wide short lipped mouth and flat tin lid. Roulletted shoulder to base of neck. Superb qualityof colouring and illustrating. Usual wear and loss of paint and gilding in places but all very readable. some scratches and patches over face but still rare and excellent. 8 1/2"high, 7 1/4"diameter    £sold

Original painted shop pot Virgina tobacco

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