Posted 6 years ago
MORE INFORMATION WANTED:
I have this china sailor man jar, which I assume may be for tobacco storage or something similar. It's 3" high, solid base, no makers marks, in fantastic condition, no chips, cracks etc. The sailor hat lifts off to reveal the storage compartment. The hat is inscribed with 'HMS Nelson'. Over the top of those letters when looking really carefully on a certain angle, it also appears to read 'HMS Draken' etched over the top of Nelson. It's pretty hard to read.
The only markings are these two scribbles inside the hat and the base. The first part looks to be a '3', but I can't be sure.
My question is, who possibly made this item, the country of origin and how old is it? I've had so much conflicting information. Thanks for any help.