Tobacco box, oblong with rounded ends, lid and base made of copper, sides of brass, engravings of domestic, shepherding scenes, Dutch, 1680-1800
This tobacco box is likely to have been the property of a wealthy individual who could afford such a well engraved item.
Made from copper and brass, the oblong box features scenes from everyday life. These include a journey by coach and horses, shepherding sheep, a child playing in a garden and men entertaining in a tavern. The tobacco stored in the box could have been smoked or chewed.