TWO GERMAN ISERLOHN BRASS TOBACCO BOXES PERTAINING TO EUROPEAN BATTLES: THE FIRST, JOHANN HEINRICH GIESE, CIRCA 1760; THE SECOND, JOHANN HEINRICH BECKER, CIRCA 1774.

Est. $800-$1,200
Sold: $600 ($500)

The first stamped “JOHANN HEINRICH GIESE” on the cover and inscribed “DER SIEG DER ALLIIERTEN BEI WARBURG UBER DIE FRANZOSEN ERFOCHTEN. 1760. DEN 31. JUL.” (The Allied victory over the French at Warburg won July 31, 1760), the bottom depicting a naval battle and inscribed “VICTORIE DES ENGELSEN/ ADMIRALS OSBOURNE BY CARTHAGENA D. 28 FEBR OVER DE FRANSE ESCADR/ DES HEEREN DUQUESNE” (Victory of the English Admiral Osbourne near Carthgena the 28 February over the French squadron of Mr Duquesne), stamped “GIESE;” the second stamped with the initials “IHB” on the left corner of the cover and depicting Frederick the Great in battle, inscribed “FOCXIANI DEN 10 AUG. 1774,” the bottom with the Imperial Russian arms surrounded by identified battles and sieges from the Russian-Turkish War of 1768-74.

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