A Dutch silver tobacco jar by Jan Bot
A Dutch silver tobacco jar by Jan Bot
A Dutch silver tobacco jar by Jan Bot
A Dutch silver tobacco jar by Jan Bot

Jan Bot

A Dutch silver tobacco jar 1754

Silver
14 cm
Price on request

Jacob J. Roosjen SRI

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About the artwork

A Dutch silver tobacco jar.

This Régence tobacco jar, partly engraved with scrolling foliage, has a detachable lid in similar outline.
Also struck with an assay mark of 1795 for Amsterdam.

Provenance:
Premsela & Hamburger, Amsterdam, 1979
Niemeyer collection, Tabaksmuseum, Groningen, 2011

About the Artist

Jan Bot was a Dutch silver smith. He lived in the 18th century and had his workshop in Amsterdam. He primarily produced silver objects for tobacco use and storage boxes with intricate designs of foliage engraved into them. Nowadays, his works are on display as part of the Niemeyer collection in the Tabaksmuseum in Groningen, The Netherlands.