6 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 5,000
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000
A NURENBERG NIELLOED SILVER METAL CASKET
LATE 16TH EARLY 17TH CENTURY
With repeating foliate panels each centred by an oval medallion enclosing a courtly figure, and with foliate engraved strapwork borders, the lid with an intricate lock engraved with masks and with a red velvet lined interior
8 in. (20 cm.) high; 11 in. (28 cm.) wide; 8 in. (20 cm.) deep
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Closely related iron caskets are illustrated in Schatz-Kästen und Kabinett-Schrank, exhibition catalogue, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin, 1989, no.10, p.106-107 and no.11, p.108-109.
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Acquired from Blumka Gallery, New York.