Fine Dutch Antique Engraved Brass with Copper Tobacco Box of Rectangular Form

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The hinged lid and bottom with a copper inlay with love scenes, flanked on both sides in brass with flower-sprays with an angel. The top with a man holding a glass of wine with on the opposite of the table a love couple. With  the Dutch text: al geen beter sijn  (no better to be). The bottom with the man with the  girlfriend of the leaving man and the Dutch text:  als in den Wijn. (as in the wine.)  The copper sides engraved with flower-sprays. The inside of the box plated.


The Netherlands, 

Circa 1720


Height:    3,4 cm. (1,4 inches.)

Length: 12,2 cm. (4,8 inches.)

Depth:    5,3 cm.  (2,1 inches.) 

Weight: 145 grams.


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