Silver gilt & enamel casket

Hexagonal casket with six enamel panels illustrating 'The Man of Law's Tale' from Chaucer's 'The Canterbury tales', each individually inscibed with a motto relevant to the scene on the panel.


Details

Medium:
Silver gilt & enamel
Dimensions:
23 x 26 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £36,500)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
Nicholas Harris

Presented to Sir David and Lady Stewart, a former Provost of the City of Aberdeen and his wife on their Golden Wedding in 1910. Lid inscribed; 'JOY OF THIS WORLD FOR TIME WILL NOT ABIDE FROM DAY TO NIGHT IT CHANGETH AS THE TIDE'.

Provenance

Stewart family, Banchory House until 1975; Nicholas Harris gallery.

Venue details

Aberdeen Art Gallery Schoolhill, ABERDEEN Aberdeenshire AB10 1FQ 03000 200 293 www.aagm.co.uk

Entry details

Free to all

The gallery is closed until 2019.