Following Columbus's discovery of the new world tobacco was introduced to Europe. Tobacco was quickly widely distributed across the world and tobacco connoisseurs were deeply knowledgeable and they stored tobacco leaves in these beautifully decorated pots. Painted with allegorical scenes and the name and place where it was grown. The tobacco was imported from Caribbean Islands and from the American colonies of the British Empire. Antique original pots are extremely rare and highly valuable. Authentic Models reproductions are hand painted by skilled artisans in the style of the 18th C. Produced in porcelain.