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The Rothschild jewelled silver-gilt casket; the large octagonal casket, Hans Jakob Mair, the silver reliefs, Lorenz I Biller, Augsburg, circa 1663

The Rothschild jewelled silver-gilt casket; the large octagonal casket, Hans Jakob Mair, the silver reliefs, Lorenz I Biller, Augsburg, circa 1663

The Rothschild jewelled silver-gilt casket; the large octagonal casket, Hans Jakob Mair, the silver reliefs, Lorenz I Biller, Augsburg, circa 1663

THE ROTHSCHILD CASKET

The Rothschild jewelled silver-gilt casket; the large octagonal casket, Hans Jakob Mair, the silver reliefs, Lorenz I Biller, Augsburg, circa 1663


adorned with silver reliefs, enamels painted on silver and semi-precious stones, the octagonal silver gilt casket with domed cover adorned, on each side, by an oval embossed and chased silver medallion framed by a frieze of semi-precious stones and enamelled flowers and foliage scrolls at each corner, each side framed by silver columns enhanced by foliage and flowers wrapping around it, resting on eight bowls topped by a curved plinth enhanced with semi-precious stones set in the shape of ribbon tied centred by a large citrine and silver enamelled flowers and foliage in the background, the hinged top opening on the silver-gilt inside decorated with black painted enamels, the reliefs depicting the Judgement of Salomon, the Queen of Sheba, the Meeting at the Golden Gate of Anne and Joachim, Allegories of Faith, Charity, Humility, Justice, Prudence, Strength

height 7 9/16 in.; length 15 3/8 in.; 19,2 cm; 39 cm

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Le coffret Rothschild, grand coffret octogonal en vermeil et argent serti de pierres précieuses et émaux, par Hans Jakob Maïr, les médaillons par Lorenz Biller I, Augsbourg, vers 1663


reposant sur huit pieds en grenade éclatée, orné d'émaux polychromes de fleurs et rinceaux, les médaillons représentant des vertus, des scènes bibliques et des paysages  

height 7 9/16 in.; length 15 3/8 in.; 19,2 cm; 39 cm

In overall good condition with a key.

Few of the hardstones seem to be restored.

The enamel is apparently in overall good condition, with some minor restorations mainly on borders. Some black enamel stripes on plain border slightly erased mainly on back and inside cover and body.

One small dent inside the cover. The cover is slightly bent on the right side.

Fully marked under the cover rim on the back and inside the body on the front, two mark under the base. The cover central medaillon fully mark for Lorenz I Biller. Essay scrape under the base.

An exceptional master piece. 


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Baron Meyer Carl von Rothschild (1820-1886) (inventory of Gunthersburg, Frankfurt, December 1886, lot 253a)

Thence by descent to his daughter, Louise (1844-1935), wife of Nathan Mayer first Baron Rothschild (1840-1915)

Thence, his son Lionel Walter 2nd Baron Rothschild (1868-1937)

Thence, his nephew, Victor 3rd Baron Rothschild (1910-1990)

Sotheby's London, 26th April 1937, lot 198, sold to S.J. Philips

J. Kugel, Paris, 2018

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Baron Meyer Carl von Rothschild (1820-1886) (inventaire de Gunthersburg, Francfort, décembre 1886, lot 253a)

Transmis par descendance à sa fille Louise (1844-1935), épouse de Nathan Mayer premier Baron Rothschild (1840-1915)

Puis transmis à son fils Lionel Walter 2ème Baron Rothschild (1868-1937)

Puis transmis à son neveu, Victor 3e Baron Rothschild (1910-1990).

Sotheby's Londres, 26 avril 1937, lot 198, vendu à S.J. Philips

J. Kugel, Paris, 2018