1 December 2004
A German parcel-gilt casket
Mark of Johann Ludwig Schoap, Augsburg, 1719-1720
Oval and with bombé side. the hinged domed cover with pushpiece and detachable silver-gilt ring handle witn foliage calyx, with silver-gilt female and mask side handles, chased overall with bands of husks, strapwork and cording, the cover part-chased to simulate basketweave, later engraved beneath the base with presentation inscription, marked on base and cover
10¾in. (27.5cm.) wide
The inscription reads 'Helen Cecil Olive Plunket from her Godfather 1895'
Given to the Hon. Helen Cecil Olive Plunket (1895-1968), on the occasion of her christening. She was the eldest daughter of William, 5th Baron Plunkett of Newton (1864-1920) and married Major Arthur Rhodes (d.1947) in 1916.
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