Simon Bourne & Terry Seddon

Simon Bourne & Terry Seddon © Hannah Smiles

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Copper Alloy Tobacco Tin, found by Simon Bourne , c. mid-18th century

Inscribed but now no longer legible, presumably with a moral motto or rhyme relating to the tavern scenes depicted. In one of the panels a man sits at a table with a woman on his knee and another serving; on the lid a woman is serving with a beaker, and on the base a man is serving and appears to have dropped a plate. Amusing yet moralizing scenes such as this often derived from popular prints after paintings by the likes of Pieter Breughel the Elder and his circle.