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
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
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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