This 18th century Iserlohn, Germany brass and copper tobacco box has a repoussé top and bottom, the designs possibly depicting Frederick the Great in battle. It has the date 1774 (query date of box or battle) and a double eagle head on the base suggesting a Russian connection. The sides are of copper with the remainder of brass and as added decoration, the hinges alternate brass and copper. It is in very good condition for age. One of the hinges is slightly loose at one end but it closes well. There is a slight ding at the bottom, underneath the hinges which can be seen in one of the images. Maximum length 6.5 ins (16.5cm), width 2 ins (5cm), height 1.18 ins (3cm). Weight 122 grams. This item appears in my book, “Antique Boxes, Inside and Out” on page 167.
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