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    Sale 7683

    A Rococo Fantasy Treasures from a Bavarian Collection

    6 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 24

    A NURENBERG NIELLOED SILVER METAL CASKET

    LATE 16TH EARLY 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    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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    Provenance

    Acquired from Blumka Gallery, New York.