Tobacco box, Netherlands, 1680-1800

Made:
1680-1800 in Netherlands
maker:
Unknown

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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.

Details

Category:
Smoking
Object Number:
A24496
Materials:
brass and copper
type:
tobacco box
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • tobacco container
credit:
Foster