Rare 17th Century Brass Sun And Moon Snuff Box
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Rare 17th Century Brass Sun And Moon Snuff Box:
This is a lovely late 17th century brass Sun and Moon snuff box.
The two arrows and the sun have to point in the correct directions, then the moon can slide and the lid can be openend.
The box has been crudely engraved with personal decoration and initials. On the front a heart and a flower (tulip) is engraved, and on the back there are the initials I.F. and underneath that: I.F. + H.S. (maybe the owner I.F. got married with a H.S.), you can also distinguish an engraving of the year 1695.
My guess is that is was a wedding gift of a husband to his new wife and he engraved it himself with the heart and initials.
Condition: Very good with some wear. The box closes and opens well, though care must be given to note the opening position (the photos show this position).
Diameter: 9 cm (3 1/2 inch).
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