Description
GOLDEN METAL BOX engraved with chiselled decoration of interlacing, foliage and floral motifs on all sides and visible screws, the upper part with movable handle. The interior reveals a complication mechanism. Four ball feet. Work in the tradition of Michael MANN, active in Augsburg, then in Nuremberg, between 1590 and 1630. 5 cm high, 8 cm long, 5.5 cm wide. Provenance: descendant of Marie-Pie Michel Claret (1805-1886), architect-decorator of Napoleon III, protégé of Baron James de Rothschild. Mechanical casket in the tradition of Michael Mann in Nuremberg. Work in comparison: Noudel and Pichon-Deniau sale, Cannes, 25 June 2010, n°65. Watchmaker and locksmith Michael MANN gives his name to small metal caskets with finely engraved faces. With their locks on top, they are reminiscent of a miniature and precious version of privateer chests made in the same city.
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GOLDEN METAL BOX engraved with chiselled decoration of interlacing, foliage and floral motifs on all sides and visible screws, the upper part with movable handle. The interior reveals a complication mechanism. Four ball feet. Work in the tradition of Michael MANN, active in Augsburg, then in Nuremberg, between 1590 and 1630. 5 cm high, 8 cm long, 5.5 cm wide. Provenance: descendant of Marie-Pie Michel Claret (1805-1886), architect-decorator of Napoleon III, protégé of Baron James de Rothschild. Mechanical casket in the tradition of Michael Mann in Nuremberg. Work in comparison: Noudel and Pichon-Deniau sale, Cannes, 25 June 2010, n°65. Watchmaker and locksmith Michael MANN gives his name to small metal caskets with finely engraved faces. With their locks on top, they are reminiscent of a miniature and precious version of privateer chests made in the same city.

Estimate 500 - 800 EUR
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