Antique Dutch 18th Century Brass & Copper Erotical Tobacco Box


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The brass and copper engraved tobacco box with hinged lid engraved with loving couples with the text:
De Wint was oost - Ik wierd getroost – Van mijn Vriendinne. (The wind was east – I was comforted – by my girlfriends.)
Both endings engraved with floral swags. The bottom engraved with the same scenery’s in a later stage.
De Wint was west – Ik doe mijn best - Ik raakte binnen. (The wind was west – I do my best – I entered inside.)
The copper sides with the text:
mijn doos staat seer wel oopen  Maar niet voor alle man die  maar op schaaf gaan lopen, (My  "box” stays well very open But not for all men who lives at other people’s expense.) The other  side with a rebus and:
Een VERLIEFD HART is een KROON der AARDE. (A heart in love is a crown of the earth.)

The Netherlands,
about 1740.

Height:   3,8 cm  (1.5 inches.)
Length: 17,4 cm. (6.9 inches.)
Width:    4,5 cm. (1,8 inches.)      
Weight: 203 grams.


Material
Weight
203 gr
Reference
B.709
Price
Price on request
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