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"Messenger" casket.  France.  2nd half 15th century
"Messenger" casket.  France.  2nd half 15th century - Decorative Objects Style Middle age "Messenger" casket.  France.  2nd half 15th century - "Messenger" casket.  France.  2nd half 15th century - Middle age Antiquités - "Messenger" casket.  France.  2nd half 15th century
Ref : 62366
6 500 €
Period :
16th century
Medium :
Oakwood and iron
Dimensions :
L. 5.51 inch X H. 4.33 inch
Decorative Objects  - "Messenger" casket.  France.  2nd half 15th century 16th century - "Messenger" casket.  France.  2nd half 15th century Middle age - "Messenger" casket.  France.  2nd half 15th century
Kim J. Nazzi

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"Messenger" casket. France. 2nd half 15th century

A rare "messenger" casket, made of an oak wood core covered with wrought iron "chainmail". The hinged lid, which is slightly curved and divided into three parallel registers, is equipped with a double hasp, hiding a secret lock formed by two pinnacles. The interior is covered in Burgundy red textile. The key works and is probably original.

France. 2nd half of the 15th century.

Dimensions: height 11cm ; width 14cm ; depth 17,5cm

In remarkable condition with a beautiful patina.

References :

"Prunkkassetten. Europäische Meisterwerke aus acht Jahrhunderten" of the Hanns Schell Collection. By Ewald Berger.

Kim J. Nazzi

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