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Ivory mounted wood casket painted with flowers, birds and animals (detail)

Indian or North African (?) 17th century

Ivory mounted wood casket painted with flowers, birds and animals (detail)
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 24cm x 22cm

Description

With gilt bronze swing-handle and locks, the two superimposed compartments lined with intarsia with silver[?], applied ivory and velvet, a mirror in the lower compartment; the arms of Brandenburg and Holstein painted on the top, presumably recording the marriage of 30th November 1651 between Georg Albrecht Markgraf von Brandenburg-Kulmbach (1619-1666) and Marie Elisabeth von Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg (1628-1664). Ivory box probably imported from India or North Africa and painted in Northern Europe.

Image Details

Date
 
17th century (casket), Circa 1651 (painted decoration)
Collection
 
The Courtauld Gallery, London

© The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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