The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Tobacco pouch ('Sir Walter Raleigh's tobacco pouch')
  • Pipe pouch with pipes and tobacco stopper
  • Tobacco pouch ('Sir Walter Raleigh's tobacco pouch')
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • England
  • 1600 - 1680
  • Leather, metal, clay, bone, bamboo, wood and silver
  • Height: 24.2 cm, pouch, open
    Width: 12 cm, pouch, open
  • Inscription: 'Comes meus fuit in illo miserrimo tempore' 'He was my companion during that unhappy time'
    Inscription: Heart enclosing initials W.R.and date 1617
  • W116
  • Reserve Vault 2
Images & Media
  • By tradition Sir Walter Raleigh; given to his friend Sir Henry Spelman; Ralph Whitfield, Barbican; by descent in Whitfield family; acquired by Sir Richard Wallace.