Silver - A Fine, Elegant Tobacco Jar and its miniature version Bartholomeus van der Toorn
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A Fine, Elegant Tobacco Jar and its miniature version

This antique silver tobacco jar was made in Rotterdam in 1745 by Bartholomeus van der Toorn. Although made in Rotterdam, this superb tobacco jar is a splendid example of the restrained Louis XIV style of The Hague, which featured strictly symmetrical forms with strong lines and no superfluous ornament. Other pieces by the silversmith, who originally came from The Hague, share these style characteristics. The octagonal tobacco jar stands on four curved and scalloped legs. The baluster-shaped jar is completely plain with a moulded rim around the top and bottom. The cover is also entirely plain and tapers to the top. The knob is octagonal.
The miniature tobacco jar is made in The Netherlands in the 18th century and is modelled on this large example by Bartholomeus van der Toorn.

Made in: Rotterdam
Maker: Bartholomeus van der Toorn
Style period: Louis XIV
Dimensions: 14 x 12.2 cm (h x w)
Weight: 528 g
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