Large Capo di Monte Rectangular Casket


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Large Capo di Monte Rectangular Casket
Large Capo di Monte Rectangular Casket
Large Capo di Monte Rectangular Casket
Large Capo di Monte Rectangular Casket
Large Capo di Monte Rectangular Casket
Large Capo di Monte Rectangular Casket
Large Capo di Monte Rectangular Casket
Large Capo di Monte Rectangular Casket
Large Capo di Monte Rectangular Casket
This box is an unusually large and decorative example of the work of this factory. The principal scene on the cover depicts the slaying of the Calydonian Boar with Meleager mounted at the kill and Atalanta following with a golden bow . The other four panels depict various scenes of drinking, feasting, bathing dancing and more erotic pleasures. These reliefs are framed by panels with garlands swags, cherubs and ribbons. 
It is accompanied by a card which assert : it is circa 1806, that it was from the Dowager Countess of Seafield's sale in 1885 when it fetched 272 pounds Sterling that it is from the Naples Royal factory.


Width 12"
Depth 9.25"
Height 7"
D2933
 

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