Baleen tobacco box

Details
Object number
WCHL : 355

Description

A circular tobacco box in dark coloured baleen with silver mounts. The lid has impressed detail of Noah's Ark in shallow relief, the base an impressed detail of Jonah escaping from the whale, three sea shells in the foreground. Probably Dutch or north German, c early 18th century. This item forms part of the Worshipful Company of Horners collection.
Dimensions
Height
40mm
Diameter
86mm