This is an extremely rare tobacco jar? Probably made in Germany in the early part of the 20th century and certainly before the outbreak of WW1 in 1914. There is no pottery/makers mark that I can see on the item. This is very rare and can only be termed as’anti-suffragettes’ or at least poking’fun’ at them. This two piece jar shows a woman in a hat shouting the words’I say down with the trousers’ which are shown along the front of the base. She wears a shoulder sash and hat cockade of green/white/purple, the. Of the Woman’s Congressional Union (headed by Alice Paul) and later the Woman’s Suffrage Party, as well as. Pankhurst’s English Woman’s Social and Political Union. The hat is detachable. It does have a 1cm chip and a couple of very small chips to the inside rim of the lower half, which are not noticeable with the hat part placed on top (see photos). The hat/lid does have a hairline crack, but is barely visible, if at all, when inspected from above (ie can only really be seen from the inside). The paint work around the top of the blue eyes is a little rough and there is some loss of paint, but consumate with a piece that is over 100 years old. It does have some other small marks to its exterior but nothing major. Please take a look at the photos (which you should be able to zoom in upon) to judge the condition for yourself as these form part of this item description. Overall this is still a great looking piece and this is your chance to own a rare piece of British political history. It measures 5.5 inches high by 3 inches across the base. The item “ULTRA RARE ANTIQUE SUFFRAGETTE TOBACCO JAR EARLY 20th CENTURY” is in sale since Friday, January 18, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Postcards\Political”. The seller is “tiltonblues” and is located in Birmingham. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Chile.
- Period: Pre – 1914
- Subject/ Figure: Suffragettes