Overall: 1 3/8 x 6 1/4 x 2 3/8 in. ( 3.5 x 15.9 x 6 cm )
incised: on inside of lid: "J / M"
Elongated octagonal brass snuffbox with silhouetted and engraved scenes depicting the story of the prodigal son surrounding central panel with inscription on top and bottom; engraved scrollwork and diapering on sides; engraving on inside of lid with inscription enclosed in a heart surmounted by a crown at center and a winged nude female figure and a tree on either side; cylinder of sheet metal applied to inside of lid to serve as holder for snuff stick.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Collections of the Countess von Holstein Rathlou
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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