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Up in Smoke The art of Collectibles

Up in Smoke The art of Collectibles


Pots and chests for storage, cases and snuffboxes for carrying small quantities ......

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Article code: 5155

 

91 pages
many color photos
Soft cover
26,50 x 21 cm
English

Today accused of all evils, tobacco was first consided a cure-all when introduced in the West. The use of tobacco as snuff, for chewing or smoking, lead to the invention of numerous objects: pots and chests for storage, cases and snuffboxes for carrying small quantities and different systems of lighting up. Adapting themselves to ever-changing trends and the ways in which tobacco was used, artists and craftsmen combined their skills to create useful art for tobacco lovers. Nothing was too rare nor too beautiful for the cult of the sacred smoke. These magnificent art objects rival in ingenuity and meticulous craftsmanship.