Replica of a 19th century tobacco box. In the centre of the lid is a relief representation of a bird above a heart-shaped palmette. During the 19th century tobacco smoking became common and valuable tobacco boxes were personal requisites for wealthy Greek townsmen. The great number of surviving examples indicates the wide variety of shapes and decorative designs, a characteristic feature of Greek silver-work in general.
Post-Byzantine & Neo-Hellenic art
7.5 x 5 cm