Museum number:

APM 20.722

Subcollection:

smokers' utensils

Title:

tobacco box

Keyword:

turtle mounted in silver

Description:

Tobacco box made of silver and turtle with a slightly convex bottom and lid mounted in an upright edge of silver, serrated along the insert, the upright side engraved with leaves, in the center a family crest with twill and three clovers, on the opposite side a grotesque mask head, the ends on the left a standing lion with saber and on the right the Virgin with staff with freedom hat in the Dutch garden. Without hinge.

Date:

Period 1740 - 1755


Dimensions:

GeneralWidth3.15 in (8 cm)
Length3.78 in (9.6 cm)
Thickness1.73 in (4.4 cm)
Characteristics
Materialtortoise shell (animal material)
Techniquepressed material
Colourbrown
Other materialssilver (metal)
Oher techniquesengraved
Other colourswhite
Traces of use geen
Production
ContinentEurope
Region internationalWestern Europe
CountryThe Netherlands
Acquisition
Year 2011
Provenance Groningen, Niemeyer Tabaksmuseum, <1980-2011, nr DD144
Comments
Brongers dateert de doos op c. 1700 en vermeldt als wapen dat van het geslacht Van der Meers.
Literature
Don Duco, De Hollandse tabaksdoos. Amsterdam, 2012. afb. 7. Dit exemplaar.
Exhibition
Parijs, Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville, tentoonstelling "Les 50 pipes les plus extraordinaires de la célèbre collection Niemeyer", 1 oktober - 20 november 1966.
Groningen, Niemeyer Tabaksmuseum, 1978-2010, verdieping.
Breda, Turfschip, tentoonstelling "Toeback-Tabak", 11-20 april 1981.
Schoonhoven, Nederlands Zilvermuseum, tentoonstelling "Designed by Nature", 4 oktober 2018 - 10 juni 2019.

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