Not currently on display at the V&A

Casket

ca. 1650-1660 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Wooden casket decorated with panels of glass beads sewn onto a canvas ground. On the lid is a figure of Justice depicted with her attributes of sword and scales. On the sides are cupid and a seated lady, on the back a mermaid and swan. The casket has metal handles at the sides and a key in the centre front. There is a shallow drawer at the bottom of the front side. No other internal fittings remain.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
wood, decorated with panels of glass beads sewn onto a canvas ground
Brief Description
Beadwork casket with Justice on lid, English, ca. 1650-1660
Physical Description
Wooden casket decorated with panels of glass beads sewn onto a canvas ground. On the lid is a figure of Justice depicted with her attributes of sword and scales. On the sides are cupid and a seated lady, on the back a mermaid and swan. The casket has metal handles at the sides and a key in the centre front. There is a shallow drawer at the bottom of the front side. No other internal fittings remain.
Dimensions
  • Width: 270mm
  • Height: 155mm
  • Depth: 290mm
Credit line
Given by Joan Hurst through Art Fund
Collection
Accession Number
T.43-2002

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record createdDecember 12, 2002
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