Fine Antique Dutch 18th Century Engraved Brass Tobacco Box with Bible Scenes from the Book Luke


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The hinged lid and bottom engraved with three scenes in an oval. The top with:
De archangel  Gabriel  and  Maria                      Maria Boodschap   ( Message)
A man en omhelzende Maria & Elisabet            Groet Elisabet          ( Greeting)
Jozef , Maria & Jezus in de kribbe “                   Kristus geboorte.”    ( Birth )
The bottom engraved with :

Jozef & Maria with Jezus on the donkey  to Egypt   De vlucht.”       (The escape)

Jesus and John the Baptist                   Johannes ziet op het lam
Baptism Jesus by  John   :                     Doopt Christus “                  ( Baptism)
The sides .engraved with  the text  VERLAAT DE  / WERELD.     ( Leave the world)

The Netherlands,
Circa 1730

Height:    3.3 cm. (1.3 inches.)
Length: 15,5 cm. (6,1 inches.)
Depth:     4,8 cm. (1.9 inches.)
Weight: 161 grams.


Material
Brass
Weight
161 gr
Reference
B.703
Price
Price on request
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