An important Italian Baroque relief pietra dura and gilt bronze mounted ebony jewel casket
Grand Ducal Workshops, Florence
early 18th century
The hinged stepped rectangular cover with raised central panel inset with elaborate foliate scrolls of relief carved lapis lazuli, amethyst quartz, jasper, nephrite, sodalite, carnelian and various agates within gilt bronze molded edge and cartouche mounts, the scrolled corners suspending a pendant leafy cluster over the corners of the conforming case inset with similar pietra dura panels to each side, the cover interior painted with Annunciation on agate, all on pad feet, interior with typed label From Rothschild Col. TRING.
height 10 1/2in (27cm); width 17 1/2in (44.5cm); depth 13 1/2in (34cm)