A Renaissance miniature gilded brass Jewel casket
South German, early 17th century
Measures 6.5 x 5.5 x 4.5cm
In the manner of Michael Mann (active Augsburg and Nuremburg, died ca. 1630).
This beautiful little strongbox is extensively engraved to its exterior with fruiting bouquets and angels. The lid of the casket is engraved with a man and woman, most likely a husband and wife as this casket would most likely have been given as a wedding gift. The interior of the of the casket bears a complicated lock with four latches, operating in unison when the key is turned.
There are some restorations and the key is later, however the casket is in full working order.
Image 10/10 is a similar example in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession Number: 83.1.148.
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3 800 €