An extremely rare snuff tobacco container carved out of boxwood and depicting a so-called ‘kakkertje’ (‘little pooper’). These scenes are mostly related to fairs, taverns and pubs, where merry-makers could indulge in eating, drinking and smoking, with unpleasantness associated with excess, such as vomiting, pooping and peeing. These images were also used to ridicule somebody.
Depicted is an extremely rare image of a squatting women, naked with her hair in a neath bun, seated on his knee, her vagina covered by a leaf and her hand reaching toward her backside where there is a hole to distribute the snuff tobacco from. Her head served as a screw stopper thru which the container could be refilled. The wooden screw thread is worn by centuries of use.
France (or Netherlands), Régence period, Early 18th century.
- Frühes 18. Jahrhundert
- Holz - Buchsbaum
- Mäßiger Zustand - stark gebraucht & mit möglicherweise fehlenden kleineren Teilen
- 8.7×3.5×0 cm
- depicting a so-called female "kakkertje"