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19th Century Gilt Brass Medieval Gothic Reliquary Style Casket by Adolph Frankau (1 of 5)
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19th Century Gilt Brass Medieval Gothic Reliquary Style Casket by Adolph Frankau

REF: ST8718 / LA371574
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Description
Here is a superbly detailed antique Victorian brass gothic casket depicting medieval style scenes on all sides and the lid. The scenes seem to depict the life of Christ, those on the front and lid seem to show the nativity. Each side has different scene and there is a knight in one, a beast in another and what appear to be a king and queen in a different panel. The interior base of the box is lined in burgundy fabric (though the lid is not). It is very heavy for its size and seems to be of solid brass with a gilt finish. There are various versions of these caskets, and this is a very good one. The casting is crisp and it has the right amount of patina, neither too bright nor too dark. It is a little tarnished underneath. This item has a makers mark of the initals "Afc" within a hexagonal shape. The marking is for the very well regarded company of Adolph Frankau and Company, makers from the mid 1800's in London. There is no tab to the lid and the hinges are sound. There is a lock plate but no key.

measurements

The box measures 6 inches (15.3 cm) long, 3.1 inches (7.7 cm) high and 3.75 inches (9.5 cm) wide.

declaration

The Gentleman Terrier has clarified that the 19th Century Gilt Brass Medieval Gothic Reliquary Style Casket by Adolph Frankau (LA371574) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being C1865

condition

The item is in very good condition generally with some small tarnish spots on the panels of the lid.

additional info

Material:
Origin:
Artisan:
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Date of Manufacture:
C1865

delivery

Special Delivery to addresses within the United Kingdom £11.95. This item weights over 1.2 kilos and cannot be sent via normal Post Office sirmail services. Any potential overseas buyer please ask for a postage quote before purchsing this item.

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