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The cylindrical body of the casket is composed of vertical strips of mother-of-pearl pegged into a broad silver collar with a dentiled border. The collar is engraved with scrolls of foliage enclosing exotic birds. The silver foot has a flaring rim with stamped eggand-dart ornament. The three...

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Provenance

Dukes of Norfolk, Arundel Castle (unverified); purchased from How (of Edinburgh), London, by the MFA for £650. (Accession date: September 18, 1963)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

probably English (London), about 1590

Object Place

Probably London, England

Dimensions

H. 13.7 cm (5 3/8 in.); W. 12.4 cm (4 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

63.1252

Medium or Technique

Mother-of-pearl with silver mounts

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver