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Casket

Casket

  • Place of origin:

    Carlsbad (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1760 (made)
    1650-1659 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Steel, pierced, engraved and damascened

  • Museum number:

    M.30-1981

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114c, case 18, shelf 1 []

Physical description

Casket and key made of pierced steel, engraved and damascened with gold and silver.

Place of Origin

Carlsbad (made)

Date

ca. 1760 (made)
1650-1659 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Steel, pierced, engraved and damascened

Object history note

Made in Carlsbad, renowned for the production of small luxury goods which were very popular as souvenirs. The front engraved panel dates to the1650s. It was probably cut out from a lock and mounted on the casket.

Descriptive line

Casket and key, steel, pierced, engraved and damascened with gold and silver, Carlsbad, ca. 1760 with the front engraved panel dating to the 1650s

Labels and date

CASKET AND KEY, steel, pierced, engraved and damascened with gold and silver, Germany; c. 1760

Made in Carlsbad, renowned for the production of small luxury goods which were very popular as souvenirs. The front engraved panel dates to the 1650s. It was probably cut out from a lock and mounted on the casket.

Museum No. M.30-1981
[07/1994]

Materials

Steel; Gold; Silver; Velvet

Techniques

Forging (metal forming); Engraving; Piercing; Damascening

Categories

Metalwork; Ironwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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