Tobacco box, Johannes Schiotling, 1776

Tobacco box, Johannes Schiotling, 1776

silver (metal), h 20.1cm × d 14.7cm × w 7.6gr More details

This tobacco box has features associated with two different styles. The curved shape and pierced lower border with rocailles (the ‘foamy’ forms) are typical of the Rococo. The vertical grooves (fluting) on the box and the lid, the laurel wreaths and the precisely rendered flowers of the finial, by contrast, are part of the Neoclassical repertory. Many objects, including furniture, were made in such a hybrid style.

On display in room 1.7

Collections with this work



September 13 2017 - 103 works 118 2

Neoclassicism in the Netherlands

Arnout Lems

June 26 2017 - 34 works 50 0

Make your own creations with this work