Tobacco can, could also be used as a jewelry or documents casket, circa
1820/30. Marked CH with crossed hammers, relief decoration of winged griffons,
torches and plant ornaments, lid knob in the form off a man sitting
on a thin blackened and bronzed cast iron lid. Made at Carlshutte foundry
near Rendsburg, Germany.
Provenance: from a private Swedish collection.
Literature: Wilmuth Arenhovel: Eisen instead of gold, Berlin 1982, compare
catalog, 415 The Empire in Sweden-Visual arts crafts and interior design 1800-1844.
Nationalmusel exhibition catalog no. 554, Stockholm 1991, compare catalog
no. 106, Anne Forschler-Tarrasch: European cast iron, Potsdam 2009, catalog no. 720.
Size: 7.75 by 6.5 by 4 in.( 19.5 by 16.5 by 10cm).
NOTE: decorated in the round.