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Cast Iron Money Casket

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Item Details

  • Width:
    11" Inches
  • Height:
    10 3/4" Inches
  • Depth:
    10 3/4" Inches
  • Period:
    19th Century
  • Origin:
    Other Europe
Covered in elegant chasing, this 19th-century German cast iron money casket would have kept valuables secure. The weighty vessel is believed to have been part of the estate of the Duke of Stolberg-Stolberg, and its creation is attributed to the workmanship of the Ilsenburg Iron Works Foundry. The lockable lid bears a central medallion, presumably depicting Leda and the Swan. The lid lifts to reveal a wood-lined interior, with a removable compartmentalized tray that nests above a larger storage space. At the time this casket was created, the Ilsenburg Foundry was among the oldest in Germany, and regarded as one of the earliest in the world. Under the directorship of Oberhütten Inspecor Schott, the foundry is credited with reviving the area's rich history of cast iron craftsmanship and elevating it to an art form, even exhibiting at the Vienna Exhibitions during the late 19th century. 

Circa 1880

11" wide x 10 3/4" deep x 10 3/4" high

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