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Spanish Colonial Silver Mounted Casket

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Spanish Colonial Silver Mounted Casket

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Spanish Colonial Silver Mounted Casket

Mexico

Late 17th/Early 18th Century

Tortoiseshell and Bone with Silver Mounts

The dome top chest has an all over geometric design of eight pointed stars and triangles in tortoiseshell and bone. It is profusely overlaid with pierced silver mounts and the escutcheons are designed as the double-headed Spanish Imperial eagles. There are three silver carrying handles to the top and sides of the box and the feet are silver fretwork. The interior of the chest is made of cedar and the inside of the dome top is gilded; the inside of the upper compartment and the drawers are lined with hand made paper.

Following the Spanish conquest, the Aztec eagle was supplanted by the double headed Hapsburg eagle which was the insignia of the ruling dynasty in Spain. Following Independence in 1821 the Hapsburg eagle was replaced by the single headed Aztec eagle which is the symbol of Modern Mexico.

Measurements: Width 41 cm Depth 24 cm Height 33 cm (16.25 x 9.5 x 13 in)

Bibliography:
The Grandeur of Viceregal Mexico: Treasures from the Museo Franz Mayer, pub. 2002 Museum of Fine Arts Houston & Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico. (see p.133 for 8 pointed star and dome top).

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