Engraved tortoiseshell silver-mounted casket, likely Spanish colonial, comprised of a domed top with engraved silver mounts throughout, consisting of a lock and a hasp, a shaped handle on the lid, corner mounts and floral medallions, one on each side. Additional engraved decoration to the front and back depicting ovals and thistle. 7 1/4" H x 9 1/4" W x 4 1/4" D. 17th or 18th century.
The Estate of Margaret Harold Roberts, Lookout Mountain, Georgia.
Significant sun fading to the exterior, especially to the top, front and back sides. Some losses to silver mounts, minor scattered loss/ wear to exterior tortoiseshell, losses to body rim, covered by the lid.