Early 19th Century Pewter Tobacco box
From the seventeenth century onwards, there was scarcely a household in Britain that did not possess some items of pewter: plates, bowls, tankards, spoons, candlesticks were just some of the everyday items made from pewter.
This is an early 19th century pewter tobbaco tin, at this period a great majority of men and some women would smoke tobacco, so each household would have a receptical to keep the tobacco in. This is a cylindrical box with a lead interior lid, which would be placed upon the tobacco to weigh it down, and keep it compact.
Condition is good, tiniest of marks on the rim probably from when it was made.
Dimensions: 11cm x 10.5cm