Cotswold Cathedral Jewel Box
Solid Pewter with a Lock and Key.
Its intricate mechanism once locked up a Bishop’s ring.
We bought this 150-year-old antique Gothic Revival Jewel Box at a small English antique fair after discovering that it once held the ring of a very important Bishop. We were so intrigued by its highly detailed scenes that we took it to an italian pewtersmith in Brescia. He not only cast it with Old World craftsmanship, but faithfully reproduced the intricacies of the lock and brass key and lined it in red velveteen.
6"Wx3½"Dx3"H. 2 lbs.