About the dealer

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About the object

THIS EXTREMELY RARE ENGLISH CASKET WAS DESIGNED TO A HOLD A VALUABLE OBJECT OR OBJECTS THAT COULD BE REMOVED QUICKLY AND TRANSPORTED TO SAFETY. MADE FROM THICK ENGLISH OAK PLANKS IRON BOUND WITH A DOUBLE LOCK TO THE FRONT. IT HAS ALL ITS ORIGINAL IRON WORK, LOCKS ETC AND HAS A WONDERFUL UNTOUCHED SURFACE PATINA.

ACADEMICS HAVE SUGGESTED IT COULD HAVE BEEN TO HOLD A SACRED CHALICE BECAUSE OF ITS SMALL PROPORTIONS.

A TRULY UNIQUE ENGLISH CASKET FROM THE LATE 14TH CENTURY OF MUSEUM QUALITY AND POSSIBLY THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF ITS KIND IN EXSISTENCE.

PROVENANCE- FROM A EDINBURGH COLLECTION. 

STOCK NO 1835.

Dimensions

Height: 20.3 cms, Width: 27.9 cms, Depth: 16.5 cms

Stock number

STOCK NO 1835