Tobacco box lid


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This is the cover only of a tobacco box, oblong with rounded ends. It is engraved with a perpetual calendar, flanked by leaf scrolls and two roundels. The roundel on the left shows a bust of Julius Caesar, inscribed: Voor krist 45 (45 B.C.). The right-hand medallion depicts Pope Gregory XIII and bears the date 1582. The lid carries a date on the bottom line of the calendar: 1729.

With lined rims. This is the cover of one of the earliest boxes made by Peter Holm. See the discussion of his work in the text, above.

Tobacco box lid, Brass, Dutch

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