Late Gothic marriage casket or so-called "Minnekästchen" in walnut, the lid decorated with the married couple : a knight with moustache in armor, resting on his shield and lance with banner & his wife, a lady dressed in long garments, which are draped in typical V-shape folds, holding a flower. Their crest placed above each other and repeated to both sides and front of the casket. The sides are also decorated with 2 fantastic creatures. Then casket is constructed with dove-tail joints and retained all the original iron-work (lock, hinges and key).
The interior is covered with a later textile.
Switzerland. Circa 1500.
- Model/ Name
- Minnekästchen or marriage casket
- Estimated Period
- circa 1500
- Country of Origin
- Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
- 9×29×20.5 cm