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Casket

ca. 1866 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Oblong casket with arched top. Steel damascened with gold and silver.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Steel with gold and silver counterfeit damascening
Brief description
Steel, gold and silver damascened casket by Zuloaga, Madrid, ca. 1866.
Physical description
Oblong casket with arched top. Steel damascened with gold and silver.
Gallery label
  • Casket with Domed Lid About 1866 Eusebio Zuloaga and his son Plácido were descendants of a Basque family of gunmakers and armourers. In 1851 Eusebio won a prize medal in the Great Exhibition in London, and in 1855 Plácido's work was praised in the Paris exhibition. This casket is designed in the 'Hispano-Moresque' style, which originated in the medieval period, when the Muslims occupied much of Spain. Spain, Eibar; designed and made by Eusebio Zuloaga or Plácido Zuloaga Steel, blued and damascened in gold and silver Bought from the Zuloaga family for £15 15s 7d(07/04/2017)
  • 'American and European Art and Design 1800-1900' This casket was bought from Zuloaga in Madrid for £15 15s 7d in 1866.(1987-2006)
Object history
This casket was bought from Zuloaga in Madrid for £15 15s 7d in 1866.
Production
Made by Eusebio Zuloaga or Plácido Zuloaga and bought from them in Madrid in 1866.
Collection
Accession number
324-1866

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Record createdApril 5, 2000
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