Brass and Copper Tobacco Box, St. John of Nepomuk

A finely detailed and very interesting early tobacco box decorated on both sides. One side shows Saint John of Nepomuk, the saint of Bohemia, the Crucifixion and an unusual presentation of the Virgin opening her breast..  The architectural scene with figures on the other side has an inscription at the bottom, but I have not identified it.

Germany 1760's c.H: 1"W: 6.25"D: 1.75"Reference number: 20757