Article on the Dutch brass tobacco box
21 October 2012
The brass tobacco box is a typical Dutch product with a long popularity. In an extensive article curator Don Duco presents these boxes from 1620 when they emerge to the time they get out of use. This appears to be the first overview that gives the full history of the tobacco box in all its aspects. Especially enlightening is the chronological and typological classification of shapes. He describes the ways of production, possibilities to decorate and the decorative themes. Finally the article treats the tobacco boxes in other materials. All together a clear and important survey.