Brass, made in three pieces in typical rounded end rectangular form. 5 ¼” length. The top with a scene of square rigged war ships and men in boats outside a walled city with cannon. Inscription below DER ENGLANDER GLORIEUSE FROBE RUNG MARTINIQUE D 4 FEBRUARY 176(6). The bottom with a scene of a man holding a sheaf of wheat (?) gazing onto the sea and ships. Additional classical figures in various pursuits. Inscription below: IK VAAR GELYK EEN HELD NAE VEER GELEGENKUSTEN WAS HET NIET OM HET GELD VEEL LIEVER SOUIN RUSTEN EN BLYVEN OP HET LAND EN HOU WEMYN GEMAK EN DRINKEN EEN GLAS WYN OF ROOK EEN PYP TOEBAK. Old paper translations included. Small solder repair to one back corner. Unusually good condition with the inscriptions clear. These usually show considerable wear from polishing. Charming.
Stock Number: FNS9132

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