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
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
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.
From Sargent to Sorolla, Jonas Wood to Winston Churchill — how artists have found solace and inspiration in gardens the world over
Author Jessica Lack introduces 20th-century art movements born out of political engagement, decolonisation and conflict