Objets de vertu
1850 - 1900
Ebony,brass,ormolu,marble and lapis lazuli
250 x 310 x 260 mm
Place of origin
Saltram, Devon (Accredited Museum)
Box; Casket - Florentine casket of ebonized wood, decorated with panels of specimen marbles and mounted with chased brass leafage forming boughs of fruit. These are mainly of lapis lazuli and other stones. it is also decorated with ormolu corner swags and paw feet. Complete with a key.
No details of acquisition but by descent to Edmund Robert Parker (1877-1951), 4th Earl of Morley and accepted by HM Treasury in lieu of Estate Duty as part of the important chattels associated with Saltram House and transferred to NT in 1957.