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 pewter-smith 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 velveteen.
6"Wx3½"Dx3"H. 2 lbs.