Cigar box w/tags

Cigar box w/tags
Title
Cigar box w/tags
Date 
ca. 1758
Medium 
Brass, copper
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 6 3/8 x 2 in. ( 3.2 x 16.2 x 5.1 cm )
Description 
Oblong box with sheet copper sides and sheet brass hinged top and bottom with scene before battle within a scrolling, assymetrical cartouche flanked by two female allegorical figures with weapons of war; on reverse is an oblong cartouche with Frederick the Great on horseback amidst battle, flanked by two round cartouches with male portraits in profile.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1345
Marks 
die-stamped: in Dutch on top: "PASSIRVNG DEES RHEINE/DER ALLIERTE ARMEE DURCH DEN PR. FERDINAND V. BRAUNS/BEY LORITH(...) UNTERHALB EMMERICK/1758 (...) DEN 2 TEN (..)" ; on reverse: "FRIDERICUS BORUSSORUM REX, COMPLEETE VICTOIRE DER PRUSSEN OVER DE RYKSEN/FRANSK ARMEEN (B) EVOCHTEN BY ROSSBACH EN MESERBERG/1757" ; "FRID HENRICUS PRINCEPS BORRUSLAE"; on front and reverse: "GIESE"; "ISER LOHN"
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group