An important wrought iron casket or strongbox with its original painted decor of a cavalier dressed in black and in tights and an elegant lady in a long black dress holding a flower and being jumped at by a white dog, the scene is set in an architectural in interior surrounding. The lid and sides are painted with various fruit, flowers and foliage. The lid is decorated with forged rosettes, one of which serves to hide the keyhole, and with its original carrying handle. The large chased inner locking mechanism with floral motifs and two male heads. On the inside, there is a smaller lidded compartment for storing valuables. Original key and fully functional locking mechanism.
Nürnberg. Renaissance. Late 16th century.
Dimensions: H 12.7cm x W 21cm x D 10.5cm
In beautiful original condition.
74 000 €
29 500 €