Exhibition of exceptional tobacco-boxes
15 September 2011
From 15 September to 31 October the Pijpenkabinet shows a series of exceptional tobacco-boxes that were acquired this spring from the Niemeyer collection. After curator Brongers laid the foundation for this collection, his successor, Tiemen Helperi Kimm, added some unique early pieces. With these the former Groningen museum was able to show the development of tobacco-boxes step by step. Especially these early examples were chosen by the Pijpenkabinet and will now be on show in Amsterdam. The photo shows the earliest tobacco-box from the Niemeyer collection, decorated in colorful enamel.