Tobacco Box, Oblong

Tobacco Box, Oblong

The elongated box with rounded ends displays an unusual interior scene featuring a string trio, architectural columns…also a vista showing scrolled railing and urn on plinth; buildings in the distance. The ends of lid ornamented with scrolled acanthus decoration. The sides display scrolled decoration. On the bottom a similar view with harpist playing to seated nobleman, similar vista and engraved ends.

Verse translated from Dutch to the best of our ability:

As soon as your sound has touched the ear
even the cruelty softens
Music press all free forces
which my mind calls its refreshment
whether some weaker brains
do not grant you its approval

Item Date: Early 18th Century

Measurement: 1.25" x 6.5" x 2"

Material: Brass and copper

Item Condition: Excellent

Date Added: July 8, 2021

Price: $785

SKU 281-168

For More Information, Please Contact David Hillier at 978-597-8084 or email

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