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  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    1550-1600 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought iron, stamped and painted, lined with velvet

  • Museum number:

    M.27-1911

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114c, case 10, shelf 3

Physical description

Jewel casket of wrought iron with interior compartments lined with velvet. Stamped with various assembly marks inside the lid with four bolts operated by a key; the elaborate lock mechanism is visible. The outside shows traces of red and green paint and features applied rosettes.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

1550-1600 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wrought iron, stamped and painted, lined with velvet

Dimensions

Height: 25 cm Base to top of lid, Width: 29.5 cm Across the top of the lid, Depth: 16 cm From front to back of the lid, Height: 27 cm Base of casket to top edge of lid held open and vertically upright

Descriptive line

Jewel casket, wrought iron, German, 1550-1600

Labels and date

JEWEL CASKET, wrought iron, Germany ; 1550-1600

Stamped with various assembly marks inside the lid and fitted with four bolts operated by a key. Unusually the casket retains the original interior fittings. The outside shows traces of red and green paint.

Museum No. M.27-1911

[07/1994]

Materials

Wrought iron; Velvet

Techniques

Forging (metal forming); Stamping; Painting

Categories

Images Online; Metalwork; Containers; Jewellery; Ironwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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