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Casket: M.16-1935

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Mann, Michel

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Description

Gilt brass and copper, with engraved decoration. The rectangular casket stands on four ball feet (possibly replacements). The four corners andt he centre of the front and back panels have openwork copper mounts. The hinged lid, has a central handle, but has lost the lock mechanism underneath. The top is engraved with a lady and gentleman in early 17th century costume. The front and back are engraved with pairs of Turks (?) and each of the two ends with one Turk. The base is engraved with a townscape with several church spires enclosed by two rectangular lines. The strap across the centre of the top is engraved with the maker's name 'MICHEL MAN'

Legal notes

Given by Charles Holden-White

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.6 cm
Length: 7.2 cm
Width: 5 cm

Relative size of this object

7.2 cm4.6 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Nuremburg ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

(1935-11-13) by Holden-White, Charles

Dating

Early 17th Century
Circa 1600 CE - 1630 CE

Note

Michael Mann was active in Augsburg by 1589. He moved to Nüremberg, and later worked at Furth and Wöhrd where he died after 1630.

School or Style

Renaissance

Components of the work

Mounts composed of copper
Surface composed of gold
Box composed of brass (alloy)
Decoration

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: MICHEL MAN
  • Location: On central strip on lid
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.16-1935
Primary reference Number: 199664
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Created: Tuesday 29 July 2014 Updated: Wednesday 8 March 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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