A Blue and White Tobacco Box with Cover and Tamper
The round box and lid are decorated with three scenes that show the practice of a barber-surgeon. We can see him shaving, swatheling wounds and performing bloodletting. The Tobaccobox is still complete with the tamper which is decorated with demi-blossoms and foliate motifs. The inscription on the cover shows "GERARDUS PETTINGA 1763". This means that this box was made on personal order by **Albertus Kiel** from the Witte Starre in Delft, whose sign shows on the bottom.
We know that Gerardus Pettinga was a surgeon in Leeuwarden from 1759 untill he died in 1794. He married Tetje Gerbens Hoornstra on the 10th of April 1963, the same year as written on the lid.
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