Overall: 1 3/8 x 6 1/4 x 2 3/8 in. ( 3.5 x 15.9 x 6 cm )
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
incised: on inside of lid: "J / M"
Collections of the Countess von Holstein Rathlou
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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