The first thing that you really notice is the tiny red wax seal and the book it holds , i will go into this in more detail later.
The other thing is the tiny round glass window. The casket is based on a 14th Century piece so i have mounted a Edward III ( 1312 - 1377 ) silver penny into this viewing window, Edward III was one of only five British monarch's to have ruled England for more than fifty years,and is also noted for laying the foundation for English Parliament, this small penny was found by myself not far from where i live in a ploughed muddy field. So moving onto the tiny seal and book.
The material for this Bible i have used in another one of my pieces of work HERE , The bible is covered and bound in genuine 17th Century Vellum , The vellum with the tiny red seal on holds the book in place while inside the casket, if you look inside you can just see the ladies surname still.
The Bible is 1.5'' in length to give you and idea of scale.
The casket also contains two secret compartments one of which holds an Ivory crucifix.
While the inside which is a little difficult to see is covered in Victorian velvet material, the tiny glass window which acts as the viewing window for the coin was once the glass in a ladies watch.
So there you go a peek inside this aged and worn casket and the little treasures it holds, i hope you all like them! This piece will be for sale. I would just like to thank everyone who up to now has entered my giveaway for the tiny watercolour, there's still plenty of time before the draw so if your interested just leave a comment and you never know!!
Have a great and safe week everyone. Tony.