1 April 2008
AN ENAMELLED AND GILT CASKET
VENETIAN, CIRCA 1500
The domed lid lacking finial, the sides decorated with fleur-de-lis, the back and interior decorated with suns, the interior applied in red with inventory number B.144 and paper label inscribed 355; overall chips and losses to the enamel
9 cm. high x 14.5 cm. wide x 8.5 cm. deep
Vienna, before 1944.
Schloss Vaduz, Liechtenstein, 1944.
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