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Tobacco Box (Netherlands)

This is a Tobacco box. It is dated ca. 1848 and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by William M. Cahn, Jr. and Mrs. William M. Cahn, Jr.. It is credited Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Cahn, Jr. in memory of Rosalie S. and William M. Cahn.

Its dimensions are

Overall: 13.5 x 8 x 2 cm (5 5/16 x 3 1/8 x 13/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Interior of body: 1)standard mark (lion, passant with number 2 in hexagon) (.833); 2) Bureau de garantie mark (helmeted head in a circle), on top; 3) DK and number 2 or 3 (in a square punch) stamped twice on base and once on lid. Inside cover: 2) and 3)

It is inscribed

Interior of cover inscribed: "Verneerd door het Stedelyk bestuur van Monnickendam, van Jan de Wit, voor de meest ter verkoop aangebragte Runderen op de Jaarmarkt den 26 April 1848."

Cite this object as

Tobacco Box (Netherlands); silver; Overall: 13.5 x 8 x 2 cm (5 5/16 x 3 1/8 x 13/16 in.); Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Cahn, Jr. in memory of Rosalie S. and William M. Cahn; 1981-49-15

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