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Tobacco box

Object Number: 
1942.601
Date: 
late 18th century
Medium: 
Copper, bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/8 x 6 1/4 x 1 7/8 in. ( 3.5 x 15.9 x 4.8 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed and engraved: inside of box in light script: "This box was brought to this country by one of the first settlers from Holland by the name of Hogeland and gave to me by one of the Descendants my wife it was her grandmother's fathers, she died 22
Description: 
Rectangular tobacco box with bronze hinged lid with embossed decoration of New Testament scenes, bronze bottom with embossed decoration of Old Testament scenes and copper siding.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this snuffbox was brought from Holland by Cornelius Dirkson, great-great grandfather of Elizabeth Weaver who married John Greenwood. There is also a paper in the snuffbox that outlines the descendants of the owners.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Misses Eliza R. and Mary Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group