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AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE LATE 14TH/ EARLY 15TH CENTURY ENGLISH OAK VALUABLES CASKET. CIRCA 1380-1420.

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: 8 inches (20.3 cms)
Width: 11 inches (27.9 cms)
Depth: 6.5 inches (16.5 cms)

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