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Spanish Colonial, circa 1700
DOMED CASKET
Lot. Vendu 28,125 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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106
Spanish Colonial, circa 1700
DOMED CASKET
Lot. Vendu 28,125 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Spanish Colonial, circa 1700
DOMED CASKET
tortoiseshell and bone, on a wood core, with silver mounts
33 by 39.5 by 23cm., 13 by 15½ by 9in. 
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Description

This large and intricately decorated casket, with geometrical patterns in bone and tortoiseshell, is part of a group of domed caskets of Mexican or South American origin. See comparable examples in the collection of Coll & Cortes, figures 14-17 (Marcos, op. cit., pp. 34-35). The silver fittings with the double-headed eagle (ibid., fig. 17) and the eight-pointed star pattern (ibid., fig. 15) also occur in these caskets. Compare further to a pair of Spanish Colonial caskets inlaid with ivory and mother-of-pearl, sold in these rooms on 11 December 2002, lot 23.

RELATED LITERATURE
F. Marcos, Las Artes del Nuevo Mundo, Madrid, 2011, pp. 32-35

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