Engraved gilt copper and ivory antique Italian casket

£22,000

This precious ivory casket evokes the splendour of Renaissance Italy, and would serve as a wonderful piece within which to store delicate trinkets or letters.

 

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Description

This remarkable miniature casket was produced in Italy during the early 17th Century. The casket is of rectangular form, with a hinged lid with canted corners. The piece is crafted from ivory and engraved gilt copper: the copper strapping throughout is minutely engraved with foliate motifs. The front of the casket is set with a wonderfully ornate clasp, while the lid is surmounted by handle. The side of the lid is inset with a small drawer.

Details

Country of Origin
Italian
Date of Manufacture
Early 17th Century
Period
18th Century and Earlier
Style
Renaissance
Material
Copper, Gilt, Ivory
Colour
Cream, Gold, White

Dimensions

Height
12.5 cm / 4.7 inches
Width
17.5 cm / 6.7 inches
Depth
10 cm / 3.9 inches

Reference:
013821

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