Objets de vertu
circa 1600 - circa 1625
Ebony, alabaster, ivory, iron
180 x 340 x 210 mm
Place of origin
Malines (Mechelen)Order this image
Charlecote Park, Warwickshire
An ebony and ivory-mounted casket, Malines, first quarter of the 17th century. The lid has two inset engraved ivory panels within edge mouldings with iron bale carry handle to centre. The body is of architectural form with mounted ivory panels forming arcades between ivory and wooden columns. (some sections now missing). A metal lock on the centre of the front section. Metal hinges and a small engraved ivory plaque on the back. Base has a wooden slats (one missing) with tiny bun feet (two missing).
Presented to the National Trust by Sir Montgomerie Fairfax-Lucy (1896 – 1965), two years after the death of his father, Sir Henry Ramsay-Fairfax, 3rd Bt (1870 – 1944), with Charlecote Park and its chief contents, in 1946.