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Tobacco Box (Netherlands), mid-18th century

This is a Tobacco box. It is dated mid-18th century and we acquired it in 1957. Its medium is brass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by C. Gustave Mourraille. It is credited Gift of C. Gustave Mourraille in memory of his sister, M. Mathilde Mourraille.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (closed): 3.5 x 12 x 7 cm (1 3/8 x 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Both the interior of the box and the lid are marked: "VIII"

It is inscribed

On lid: inscription.

Cite this object as

Tobacco Box (Netherlands), mid-18th century; Previously owned by M. Mathilde Mourraille ; brass; H x W x D (closed): 3.5 x 12 x 7 cm (1 3/8 x 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 in.); Gift of C. Gustave Mourraille in memory of his sister, M. Mathilde Mourraille; 1957-121-4

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