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Amber canister c.1660

RCIN 45109

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Amber occurs in large quantities along the Baltic coasts of Germany and Poland. During the seventeenth century Konigsberg and Danzig were important centres of amber carving. Many pieces were commissioned by the Brandenburg court in Berlin as diplomatic gifts. This piece is of a type known in German as 'Schraubflaschen' (screw-top bottle).