trade sign

Tobacconist's trade sign, in the form of a figure of a boy on a circular stand. He is represented wearing red boots, a skirt of red and green tobacco leaves, and a white turban. He holds a roll of plug tobacco made of painted wood under his left arm, and would have held a clay pipe in the right hand. The pipe is now detached. It is inscribed on the stem: 'The Bi-Centenary pipe' and 'Original 1715. Revived 1915'.

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