A historically important brass and copper tobacco-box dated 1747.

575 €


A brass and copper tobaccobox , measuring 15x4,5x3 cm. On one side the portrait, coat of arms and the name of William IV and the date 1747. On the other the same of his wife, Anna van Brunswijk Luneburg, who was the daughter of King George II of England. As a girl she was taught to play the harpsicord by George Fredric Händel himself. The date 1747 refers to the moment William was made commander in chief of the Dutch army to defend the country against the French. The box is in excellent condition and has a deep and sharp engraving.
 



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