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tobacco-box / perpetual calendar

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  • Description

    Tobacco-box; brass; rectangular with rounded ends; hinged lid: engraved with perpetual calendar and date; depictions of Julius Caesar and Pope Gregory XIII and dates; inscriptions on sides; base: table of figures for estimating speed of sailing ship; worn, indecipherable inscriptions in Dutch.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1729 (circa)
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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 17.6 centimetres
    • Width: 4.8 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

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      • Inscription Type

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      • Inscription Content

        R E G T DOOR ZEE
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      • Inscription Content

        Geen kunst maar rykdom kan men Verliese daarom in kunst van rykdom to liesen
  • Location

    Not on display

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  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Sold at Sotheby's on 28 September.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

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