Overall: 1 3/4 x 5 3/8 x 3 in. ( 4.4 x 13.7 x 7.6 cm )
scratched: on rim below lid: "P:S:W"
engraved: on front upper edge of body, beneath lid rim: images
typed: label affixed to back: "WALPOLE VON HOLSTEIN-RATHLON # 268 [...ch]1925"
Oval brass tobacco box; molded and gadrooned bands alternating with engraved scrolled leaves with hatching; hunting scene with engraved on top of hinged lid and mythological scene engraved beneath base (background cut away, revealing textile layer); double hinged doors on underside of lid; left door engraved with seated male and female figures and right door engraved with mother and child figure; red textile layer behind doors.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Collections of the Countess von Holstein-Rathlou
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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