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Title: Tobacco box perpetual calendar, 1729

Accession Number: 1953.493
Category: INSTRUMENTS
Type: tobacco box perpetual calendar
Maker: Holm, Pieter
Place: Netherlands, Amsterdam
Date: 1729
Materials: brass
Description: Brass tobacco box, oval, flat hinged top, made by Pieter Holm (d. 1776) of Amsterdam, 1729. Perpetual calendar engraved on lid. In circle at left is crowned figure labeled "Voor Chris/ -45-"; at right is figure wearing miter and date 1482. On bottom is ship's speed table. At one end is unidentified figure and date 1497; at opposite end is inscription in Dutch. Figure on right represents Pope Gregory XIII, who introduced our current calendar in 1582.

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