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casket

1600/1625

British Museum

British Museum

Casket; ebony; set with seven glass panels ornamented at back with convivial parties and pairs of lovers in gold, silver and coloured foil; convex top and sides; lid with card party; back with musical party outdoors; two square panels on bottom with parrots and flowers on gold ground backed with coloured foils.

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Details

  • Title: casket
  • Date Created: 1600/1625
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 10.40cm (base); Width: 6.80cm (base); Height: 8.00cm; Length: 9.90cm (cover); Width: 6.20cm (cover); Weight: 194.00g
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Subject: bird; flower; musician
  • Registration number: WB.219
  • Production place: Made in Switzerland
  • Material: ebony; glass; gold; silver
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Bequeathed by Rothschild, Ferdinand Anselm. Previous owner/ex-collection Rothschild, Anselm von
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