Tobacco box

Object Number: 
1937.1267
Date: 
1700-1750
Medium: 
Brass, copper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/8 x 5 x 2 1/4 in. ( 3.5 x 12.7 x 5.7 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: at bottom of figure on lid in Dutch: words (very worn) inscribed: at bottom of figure on back rubbed out except for a few letters
Description: 
Hinged lid, rectangular brass and copper tobacco box with engraved decoration of a costumed male in both top and bottom; copper siding engraved with slashed and swirl decoration.
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group