Casket, freedom scroll and portrait cameo by Hunt & Roskell

Casket with chased openwork panel over lapis lazuli.

Details

Medium:
Silver, lapis lazuli
Dimensions:
27 x 17 x 22 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,250 ( Total: £5,000)
Acquired in:
1986
Vendor:
Julian Holt

The coats of arms of Robert Durning Holt and of the City of Liverpool, are inset on the back and front of the high lid beneath seated figures with emblems of science, navigation and jurisprudence. An illuminated scroll inscribed James Orr Marples, Illuminator. Exchange, consists of an address. Also a Roman shell cameo circa 1840 of George Holt.

Provenance

Presented to Robert Durning Holt, 1904.

Venue details

Walker Art Gallery William Brown Street, LIVERPOOL Merseyside L3 8EL 0151 478 4199 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker

Entry details

Free to all

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Closed 25 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

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