A RARE ITALIAN GOLD ESTHER SCROLL CASE, 18TH CENTURY
the body embossed and chased with Esther before Ahasuerus, Haman leading Mordechai on the King’s horse, and dressed in the King’s robes, and the hanging of Haman, a soldier in the foreground, numerous figures in the background, upper body chased with acanthus below openwork filigree basket of flowers, the lower body chased with four winged putto heads, tapered and fluted silver-gilt handle with Janus-head terminal, fitted with a contemporary scroll of Esther, ink on parchment
length 10 1/2 in.; 26.8 cm
height of scroll 3 1/8 in.; 7.8 cm
top of body with some small fissures; restoration to openwork basket finial, handle possibly restored where meets body, otherwise good, chasing crisp
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