Tobacco Box

Description
This oval brass container has a hinged lid. The exterior is elaborately engraved, with dancing characters flanked by two angels. An illegible engraving is at the bottom of the lid. The interior of the lid is lined with shagreen (sharkskin).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
box
date made
18th century
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
copper (overall material)
shagreen (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3.7 cm x 12.5 cm x 7.3 cm; 1 7/16 in x 4 15/16 in x 2 7/8 in
ID Number
1991.0664.1002
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-06399
collector/donor number
SAP 1091
catalog number
1991.0664.1002
subject
Pharmacy
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Related Publication
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection
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