Rare Dirk Van Erp Hand Hammered Copper Two Color Smoke Box. This is a beautiful and extremely rare hand hammered Dirk Van Erp box for smoking. A similair box a little larger sold at christies in 2008 for $8,750. This box has a unique design with silvered copper. The interior has a place for cigarettes, matches and an ash tray. The box measures 5 3/8" by 5" and 2 1/2" inches high. The box is in excellent condition.
Dirk Koperlager van Erp (1860 - 1933) was a Dutch American artisan, coppersmith and metalsmith, best known for lamps made of copper with mica shades, and also for copper vases, bowls and candlesticks. He was a prominent participant in the Arts and Crafts Movement, and was active in Oakland and San Francisco, California.
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