First acquisition 2023
22 January 2023
Every year it is a surprise: which objects will be added to the collection? This year, the first entry is not a pipe but a tobacco pouch typical of German culture. Where the Dutchman carries a brass tobacco box, the German uses a fabric pouch. Such bags are often embroidered with appropriate depictions, such as a few pipes and a tobacco pouch executed here in fine cross stitches. The back is less important and gets a flower bouquet. Special about this object is the beautiful state of preservation, especially when we consider that the object is more than a century and a half old. Finally, an unimportant detail: this tobacco bag received a nice collection number, namely APM 30.000.