A RECTANGULAR GILT-BRONZE CASKET
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A RECTANGULAR GILT-BRONZE CASKET

NORTH ITALIAN, PROBABLY 18TH CENTURY

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A RECTANGULAR GILT-BRONZE CASKET
NORTH ITALIAN, PROBABLY 18TH CENTURY
With a hinged lid and on four bun feet; the gilding refreshed; the hinges possibly later
3 1/8 x 7¾ x 4 1/8 in. (7.9 x 19.7 x 10.5 cm.)
Literature
COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:
A. Radcliffe, M. Baker and M. Maek-Gérard, The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection - Renaissance and later Sculpture with Works of Art in Bronze, London, 1992, no. 31, pp. 194-203.
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Lot Essay

The present casket, which was originally designed to hold writing utensils, is known in a number of examples in public and private collections around the world. Originally attributed to Severo da Ravenna by John Pope-Hennessy, it has more recently been associated with a pair of unattributed bronze doors of the reliquary at S. Pietro in Vincoli, executed in 1477 (Radcliffe, loc. cit.).

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