Every epoch brings a certain genre of art to its highest form, because every art has its time. My love for tobacco boxes is timeless. It started with a 'Iserlohner Tabakdose' which I bought at the age of 16 at the Vintage Market in Palm Springs (originally a gift from Frederick II to Veitel Heine Ephraim). I wasn't a heavy smoker then, by the way. On the way home she lay on her father's SL (Mursi) centre console and I stroked her occasionally while my father smoked a lot. I still own this can today. When I Heat the Ride of the Valkyries I always bring it out ceremonially. HOJOTHO! HOJOTHO!
HEIAHA! and then i caress them tenderly ... Act. 3 without this box is unthinkable for me. That's why I often took it with me to Bayreuth. Of course in a reimport SL, which I bought only for this purpose ...
Today is SL weather, but none for Wagner, so I'll show you a dutch tobacco box (probably around 1690). The detachable cover finely engraved after Hendrik Goltzius (1558-1617) with a putto seated astride a human skull and blowing bubbles, flanked on one side by a vase of flowers an on the other a smoking urn above the legend 'QVIS EVADET' ... #brünnhilde #helmwige #gerhilde #ortlinde #waltraute #siegrune #roßweiße #grimgerde #schwertleite #richardwagner #festspielebayreuth #mercedessl #palmspringsvintagemarket #tabaccobox #iserlohn #ringdesnibelungen #wallküre #lorinmaazel #frederickthegreat #henrikgoltzius #veitelheineephraim