Posted 7 months ago
Scenes from the 1790 Robert Burns' poem Tam O' Shanter featuring an amazing relief on the top lid of the box of Tam O'Shanter being pursued by the witches.
Sorceresses are falling out of a raining stormy sky full of lightening alongside a haunted church (Auld Kirk Alloway), chasing after Tam O'Shanter who is riding his horse ragged to escape, looking back as if the devil himself is on his heels! The one sorceress has pulled the tail off of his horse with Tam O'Shanter narrowly escaping. The front of the box features Tam telling his harrowing tale in a tavern!
This is nearly the same scene from the small bronze plate I posted previously. Tinder boxes are numerous with all different prices, but I have yet to find another with these scenes.
DIMENSIONS: WIDTH: 18" TALL: 12" DEEP: 11-1/2"