Casket on stand
Grand Ducal Workshops, Florence
1740 - 1760
Ormolu, Stone, Wood, Lapis lazuli, Marble
295 x 440 x 370 mm
Place of origin
FlorenceOrder this image
Vyne Estate, Hampshire (Accredited Museum)
An Italian casket with rising top and fall front, elaborately mounted with ormolu and overlaid with fruit and flowers in semi-precious stones, within lapis lazuli borders. Mounted on a gilt 18th century stand carved with satyres' masks at the corners and supported on scroll feet. Made by William Vile and Cobb.
Makers and roles
Grand Ducal Workshops, Florence, maker Vile & Cobb (fl. 1750 - 1765), maker
treasure houses of Britain : 1985., P.282 - No.202, Casket on Stand c.1741-1754, Grand Ducal Workshops Florence; the stand attributed to William Vile d.1767, casket of ebony with panels of pietre dura mounted in ormulu and encrusted with semiprecious stones; stand made of pine; gilded.