Victorian Grand Tour Gothic Bronze Jewel Casket

 Victorian Grand Tour Gothic Bronze Jewel Casket

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 Victorian Grand Tour Gothic Bronze Jewel Casket
 Victorian Grand Tour Gothic Bronze Jewel Casket
 Victorian Grand Tour Gothic Bronze Jewel Casket
 Victorian Grand Tour Gothic Bronze Jewel Casket
 Victorian Grand Tour Gothic Bronze Jewel Casket
 Victorian Grand Tour Gothic Bronze Jewel Casket
 Victorian Grand Tour Gothic Bronze Jewel Casket

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A finely detailed case bronze jewel box, the top and sides decorated with Biblical scenes. Each scene is enclosed within a border of Gothic arches and tracery, resembling the stone carvings or stained glass of a Gothic cathedral. The depictions appear to be mostly New Testament scenes, and include the baptism of Jesus, Herod's Massacre of the Innocents, and Jesus with the centurion guards before the crucifixion. The box has functioning lock with its original key. The interior is lined in its original burgundy velvet. Bronze boxes of this type were purchased as souvenirs of the European "Grand Tour". They often represent important architectural or artistic monuments. Detailed research could possibly lead the a firm identification of the church of cathedral this box represents.

Origin: Europe, ca. 1870. Condition: excellent, sharp detail, dark patina throughout with the exception of a back corner that has been polished to reveal the underlying original bronze coloring; the lock turns but does not latch. Dimensions: 6" x 3-5/8" x 3-1/8".

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  • 1226351
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Metals
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  • Antiques
  • Year
  • Ca. 1870
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