Objet d'art, Michael Graham-Stewart collection, Special collections

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Tobacco box

ZBA2439
Objet d'art

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Collection Objet d'art, Michael Graham-Stewart collection, Special collections
User collections what's in the box? by lucinda
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID ZBA2439
Description Iron tobacco box, possibly made in Coalbrookdale, cast with 'Humanity' on the lid (see ZBA2480 for a similar lid). The image is derived from the famous Wedgwood plaque, which was one of the most ubiquitous symbols of the abolition movement. There is a degree of cruel irony in this object: tobacco was a slave-grown crop.
Date made circa 1800

Artist/Maker Unknown
Place made Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Michael Graham-Stewart Slavery Collection. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund
Materials iron
Measurements Overall: 75 mm x 138 mm x 90 mm
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