In the 18th century, tobacco leaves were stored in richly decorated faience pots, painted with allegorical scenes, and most importantly with the name of the place where it was grown. Most tobacco was imported from various Caribbean islands as well as from the American colonies of the British Empire. Today, truly original antique pots are uncommon, and if found, highly valuable and likely to be in a museum collection. This reproduction was hand painted by skilled artists in the style of the 18th century originals; the only difference is that this reproduction is porcelain, which is stronger and more durable than the original stoneware pots.
Inspired by the Age of Sail, exploration, science, and cartography, and with a commitment to quality and intrigue, Authentic Models offers a collection with the character of authenticity. Made by artisans using time-honored skills, these pieces enrich a room, and the people in it, with a profound spirit of history and nostalgia.