36. M.C. Escher
(Leeuwarden 1898 – Laren (NH) 1972)
Marked with the artist’s monogram
Tin box in original wrapping paper, H. 13.8 cm
The box was designed by Escher as a promotional gift for the tin manufacturer Verblifa (De Vereenigde Blikfabrieken) to celebrate their 75-year jubilee. The so-called ‘Verblifa candy tin’ is an icosaeder: an even polyhedron with twenty triangular faces, decorated with starfish and shells.