Shape Type: Miscellaneous

Pattern Type: Animals

Date: 1820-1830

Dimensions:

  • Height: 13.00 in (33.02 cm)

Maker: Unknown

Description:

A very rare smoker's set printed in blue in a pattern featuring a menacing hawk in flight above a rooster and two hens set in a domestic landscape with a windmill in the background.  The central pattern is framed with a floral design.  The set consists of seven pieces; a candle stick, goblet, ashtray, plate (also serving as a stand when inverted), tobacco jar, press, and snuff box.  These sets were sometimes referred to as the "Bargee's Companion."  It is uncommon to find a complete set that has survived for nearly 200 years.  Shown below are all of the components separated.

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