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A cobalt blue majolica tobacco jar in pristine condition with a lighthearted decoration. An odd combination of two pipe smoking gentlemen relaxing under a palmtree accompanied by a hound. The motif is repeated twice. Oriental vegetal decoration adorn the bottom half and the lid. The Marzi & Remy pottery mark on the base, a stylized potter's wheel, was in use until 1964.
Famous designers such as Albin Müller, Peter Behrens and Henry Van de Velde designed motifs for Marzi & Remy.
Manufacturer: Marzi & Remy, Germany [1880-1990]
Dimensions: Height 15cm (including lid), ∅ 14cm
Markings: "2780" "20" "1L", Trapizoidal version of impressed stylised potter's wheel without text
Condition: Slight chip underneath lid, not visible when jar is closed. Humidor in mint condition.
Marzi & Remy Humidor