31 October 1996
A small casket
Designed by Alexander Fisher, circa 1900
Tall 'roof' cover applied with riveted strapwork and finely chased ivy leaves, the rim decorated with moonstone cabochons and tiny salamanders, elaborate clasp pierced and chased in the form of twin tree trunks with castellations above
6in. (15.2cm.) wide; 5½in. (14cm.) high; 3 5/8in. (9.2cm.) deep
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Cf: Alex Koch, Schmuck und Edelmetalarbeiten, 1902, p. 62, silver casket of virtually identical design illustrated.
See also: The Studio, Vol. XXXV, 1905, p.60.
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