Casket, France, c. 1480
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Casket

Leather, cuir bouilli and iron
France, c. 1480
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Dimensions

Height
17 cm; 6⅔ in.
Width
22 cm; 8⅔ in.
Depth
15 cm; 6 in.

Provenance

Private collection, Antwerp

With a rectangular body, bombe top, C shaped handles to top and ends attached with flower motifs, three riveted bands to top and two to body and base, retaining the original handles, ball feet, hinges and lock, superb black brown patina.

This beautiful casket is in exceptional untouched condition with remarkably little deterioration to the leather surface. Early caskets in this state of preservation with this depth and richness of colour are seldom seen.

SOLD: Private collection, New York