Description & Technical information

India, Goa (?) or the Philippines. 17th century. 514,0 g. 17th century. Silver filigree casket decorated in a dense scrollwork pattern of clear Eastern taste. The lid is centred by a crowned monogram within a circular cartouche surrounded by phytomorphic elements and surmounted by a robust 'C' shaped handle of zigzag design decorated with three interspersed filigree corollae. The double-headed eagle decorative scheme suggesting a royal or princely European commission

Date:  17th century
Period:  1600-1750, 17th century
Origin:  India, Goa, Philippines
Medium: silver
Dimensions: 7.11 x 16.51 x 13.97 cm (2⁴/₅ x 6¹/₂ x 5¹/₂ inches)
Provenance: Private collection
Literature: Catalogue "Jóias da Carreira da Índia", Museu do Oriente, Lisboa, 2014 (p.135-136, fig. 41
Exhibitions: "Jóias da Carreira da Índia", Museu do Oriente, Lisboa, 2014
Categories: Silver