Very rare and beautiful Rookwood Pottery silver overlay tobacco jar with a smiling man smoking a pipe decorated by the sought-after Artus Van Briggle in 1893. Wonderful artwork with great color. There is very tight hairline from the rim on the front and a hairline on the side body. Minor cracks to silver at rim and some loss on body. Shows very well and no other chips, cracks, damage or repair of any kind. Crazing. Bottom marked with logo, shape number, W for white clay and cipher for Mr. Van Briggle. The overlay is marked with R795 and Gorham Mfg. Co. Tobacco jar is 6 1/4" tall and 6" wide. ESTATE FRESH!