A German silver tobacco-box
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A German silver tobacco-box

MAKER'S MARK AM, POSSIBLY EMDEN, CIRCA 1740

Details
A German silver tobacco-box
Maker's mark AM, possibly Emden, circa 1740
Oblong with canted corners, the hinged cover engraved with a scene of a man sitting at a table smoking a pipe, a dog begging at his side, within scrolls, foliage and diaperwork, with knurled thumbpiece, the sides with moulded rib and engraved scenes of villages, marked on border
13.3 cm. (5¼ in.) long
120 gr. (3 oz.)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 9 May 1974, lot 173 (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C.R. Dreesmann (inventory no. G-6).
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