• 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 471

    A FRENCH WROUGHT-IRON MISSAL BOX

    LATE 15TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FRENCH WROUGHT-IRON MISSAL BOX
    LATE 15TH CENTURY
    Rectangular with domed top, each pierced panel over red cloth and a wood carcase, double clasp lock
    14 cm. high x 23 cm. wide x 34 cm. deep


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    For similar caskets see Ewald Berger, Ornamental Caskets, Stuttgart, 1998, plates 29-30, and Marian Campbell, Decorative Ironwork, London, 2002, plate 185A.

    Comparative literature: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Secular Spirit: Life and Art at the end of the Middle Ages, New York, 1975, p. 149.

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