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Lot 55: Very Rare Brass and Copper Container

Oblong, lidded container, dated in three places “1482”, “1497” and “1782”, possibly a Dutch tobacco box, with portraits of a Pope, a Queen, and a Navigator, a numbered perpetual calendar on one side, and a numbered ladder on the opposite, an owner’s name on paper on the inside “Peter Holm Zee Meter”, 1 3/8″ h, 7″ l. 

Estimate: $800-1,200

Oblong, lidded container, dated in three places “1482”, “1497” and “1782”, possibly a Dutch tobacco box, with portraits of a Pope, a Queen, and a Navigator, a numbered perpetual calendar on one side, and a numbered ladder on the opposite, an owner’s name on paper on the inside “Peter Holm Zee Meter”, 1 3/8″ h, 7″ l. 

Estimate: $800-1,200