Casket; copper; gilt; Limoges work; front: enamelled figures on a vermiculé gilt ground; two scenes of lovers, man playing stringed instrument with lady dancing; lover kneeling to his lady, who holds strap around his neck; figure in black holding key and sword; each side decorated with two medallions, surrounded by enamelled foliage and containing reserved gilt figures: monster, lion, man and woman; knight in combat with lion; lid split vertically by strip of enamelled rosettes, metal handle linking two sections; two medallions on each half on aground of reserved foliage with enamelled palmettes and rosettes; left side: one medallion with mounted knight and lion, other medallion with man and lady with hawk; right side: one medallion with mounted knight, the other with man playing instrument to lady with hawk; back decorated with rows of enamelled quatrefoils.

Casket; copper; gilt; Limoges work; front: enamelled figures on a vermiculé gilt ground; two scenes of lovers, man playing stringed instrument with lady dancing; lover kneeling to his lady, who holds strap around his neck; figure in black holding key and sword; each side decorated with two medallions, surrounded by enamelled foliage and containing reserved gilt figures: monster, lion, man and woman; knight in combat with lion; lid split vertically by strip of enamelled rosettes, metal handle linking two sections; two medallions on each half on aground of reserved foliage with enamelled palmettes and rosettes; left side: one medallion with mounted knight and lion, other medallion with man and lady with hawk; right side: one medallion with mounted knight, the other with man playing instrument to lady with hawk; back decorated with rows of enamelled quatrefoils.
1859,0110.1,
AN243792001

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