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Tin box designed by Escher
Netherlands, Bussum, August 2007

In 1963 the Dutch "Verenigde Blikfabrieken" (= "United Tin Companies") celebrated their 75th anniversary (1888-1963). At this occasion Escher designed a special tin box. Only 200 copies were produced. I was lucky and got one when I attended a lecture by Escher. Not aware of its value it disappeared in our basement. When we saw it exposed in a museum in New York we went for a search and found it back, a bit rusty, but still in an acceptable condition.
Anna Schnitfink's picture http://www.fotothing.com/annaschnitfink/photo/51dc007dac49e0faf7a81b58d363484c/ reminded me that for some time I had the plan to post a picture of this box at FT. Here it is.
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Aug 27 2007 20:50 GMT Midworlder PRO
An intriguing item, definitely one to treasure
Aug 27 2007 20:54 GMT seemolf
A fantastic part, Senna!!!
In one of my books dealing with Escher, there are some "foldables" leading to a similar structure.
....by the way, did you know this one??
Aug 27 2007 20:59 GMT Foggydew
gorgeous piece!
Aug 27 2007 21:05 GMT pp11364
It is a very beautiful box and a museum exhibit.
Aug 27 2007 21:10 GMT Ini
Beautiful ~~
Aug 27 2007 21:47 GMT Pietje
Wonderful story and a gorgeous piece..........
Aug 27 2007 22:04 GMT PhotoPro PRO
what a treasure - beautiful!!
Aug 27 2007 22:07 GMT irashid
Excellent Shot !!!
Aug 27 2007 22:27 GMT abojovna PRO
Precious artistic exponate! Beautiful photographed!
Aug 27 2007 23:10 GMT Macfudge
Everything he touched or created ended up "unique". Great foto!
Aug 27 2007 23:21 GMT william22
What a treasure! A beautiful picture of it to share with all and a forgotten treasure found for you and your family.
Aug 28 2007 00:23 GMT gwen83
Erg mooi................
Aug 28 2007 05:37 GMT senna3
Thank you Claudia, also for your other nice comments!
Aug 28 2007 05:40 GMT sini
Wonderful colours and image!:)
Aug 28 2007 05:53 GMT senna3
Thank you for your many nice comments Bill.
Aug 28 2007 05:59 GMT senna3
Thank you Hans, also for your other nice comments.
Aug 28 2007 06:16 GMT senna3
Thank you for your many nice comments Tatyana.
Aug 28 2007 06:57 GMT senna3
Thanks for your comments Roger.
Aug 28 2007 07:30 GMT candle07

Very great work and fantastic.
Aug 28 2007 07:56 GMT Jakeobean
Senna...this is a stunning example of art....people's imagination and creativity are limitless...and we are so fortunate to have seen and appreciated so much in our travels....great photograph of a wonderful geometric object.....beautiful...
Aug 28 2007 10:07 GMT senna3
Thank you Sven, also for the Escher-Lego link. I didn't know that site.
Aug 28 2007 10:12 GMT wifey
My gosh this is beautiful. A treasure!
Aug 28 2007 10:19 GMT senna3
Thank you Foggydew.
Aug 28 2007 10:25 GMT senna3
Thank you Ingrid.
Aug 28 2007 10:26 GMT senna3
Thank you Piet.
Aug 28 2007 10:29 GMT senna3
Thank you Irashid.
Aug 28 2007 10:32 GMT senna3
Thank you very much William, also for your many other nice comments !
Aug 28 2007 10:55 GMT senna3
Dank je Gwen.
Aug 28 2007 12:02 GMT senna3
Thank you very much for your nice comment Jake.
Aug 28 2007 12:28 GMT iyerhari
wonderful collection...
Aug 28 2007 12:28 GMT senna3
Thank you Tracy.
Aug 28 2007 13:51 GMT Poulet PRO
So gorgeous!!
I like Escher's work!
Thanks for sharing, Peter. :))
Aug 30 2007 22:24 GMT jceca PRO
yessss, really wonderful piece !!!
Sep 01 2007 10:10 GMT senna3
Thank you very much for your many nice comments Jceca.
Oct 18 2007 11:29 GMT PaP67
this multifaceted box...a genuine work of art !