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Two Continental Brass and Copper Tobacco Boxes, Dutch, Circa 1760
the larger box is inscribed on the top and bottom, as well as the front and back sides of the case. 
Height of largest 1 1/2 in. by Width 7 in. by Depth 1 7/8 in.
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Catalogue Note

Translation of inscriptions:
Top: "To be strong my wife gives me seldom a drink", Bottom: "That is why you want to be alert that you secretly gain some affection", Front side: "A young man that earns his living at sea will stay more free so he does not have to fear that somebody else makes his wife with child", Back side: "I had a friend as my guardian but when I was looking for friendship there was nobody home nor did he appear to be my friend truly".

Important Americana

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New York