• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 594

    A FRENCH BRASS-BANDED BROWN LEATHER RELIQUARY CASKET

    17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FRENCH BRASS-BANDED BROWN LEATHER RELIQUARY CASKET
    17TH CENTURY
    SHAPED AS A SARCOPHAGUS THE DOMED DIVIDED LID WITH TWO LIDDED COMPARTMENTS TO THE REVERSE ENCLOSING THREE OPEN COMPARTMENTS ABOVE A DOOR TO THE RIGHT SIDE
    9 CM. HIGH X 20 CM. WIDE X 7 CM. DEEP
    TOGETHER WITH A NORTH EUROPEAN IRON-MOUNTED BRASS CASKET, 17TH CENTURY, THE HINGED LID ENCLOSING A GILT PAPER-LINED INTERIOR WITH THREE CONTAINERS AND TWO HIDDEN DRAWERS, 13 CM. HIGH X 24 CM. WIDE X 15 CM. DEEP; AND A GERMAN IRON CASKET, 17TH CENTURY, 9 CM. HIGH X 12 CM. WIDE X 8 CM. DEEP (3)


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    Exhibited

    (1): ROTTERDAM, HISTORISCH MUSEUM, BEZETEN BEZIT, KEUZETENTOONSTELLING UIT DE VERZAMELING VAN MEVROUW W.G. ELIAS-VAES TE ROTTERDAM, EXHIBITION CATALOGUE, 18 APRIL - 1 AUGUST 1970, NO. 834.