Of Jacobite interest;  An important medal case commissioned by James III
Lot 72
Of Jacobite interest; An important medal case commissioned by James III
Sold for £10,000 (US$ 16,947) inc. premium
Lot Details
Of Jacobite interest: An important medal case commissioned by James III
The red morocco leather case bound in Rome, circa 1725, for The Old Pretender with his arms on the front and back, the interior in red velvet with thirteen indents for medals and touchpieces, later silver clasp partially deficient, height 27.5cm, width 20.8cm.

Footnotes

  • See 'The Medallic Record of The Jacobite Movement', Noel Woolf, Spink & Son Ltd, London 1988, p76, for a discussion about and an illustration of the case. According to Woolf, the Old Pretender kept this case on his desk whilst in effective exile in Rome. The German traveller Johan Georg Keyssler (Hannover 1740-41) mentions the Pretender's special fondness 'of seeing his image struck on medals' and the present case was undoubtedly designed to contain his favourite specimens.

    Spink had a replacement clasp secured in 1976 and with A. H Baldwin & Sons Ltd, undertook the project of forming a collections of medals to be contained within which would have been similar to those collected by James, for the Earl of Perth. These medals form lots 73 to 82 and lots 84 to 87.

    Provenance:
    H. D. Lyon Antiquarian Bookseller, London, 2nd July 1976, £450 to The Earl of Perth (receipt available).
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