Ive had the tiny gold jug for some time and always felt it was a difficult item to include within another piece of work that would make it work as one piece but after some thought i came up with this idea that i think has worked perfectly. The casket itself measures just 21mm square and stands 41mm in height it is as you can see just slightly smaller than the matchstick.
The casket also has a draw which contains a tiny silver roman coin fragment this is exactly how it came out of the ground , you can just make out the head on one side of the coin unfortunately i have no idea who it portrays.
The jug is a comfortable fit but is tricky to remove with your fingers well mine at least but i'm sure someone with nimble and steady hands would be just fine the box and draw are lined with antique dark blue victorian velvet from an old jewellery box.
I think the two go together perfectly and the casket just finishes the whole piece off, the jug is also hallmarked as 9ct Gold but i'm not sure of the makers mark or date.
A perfect little treasure casket that holds two very unique items. This piece will also be available on my FOR SALE page.
I'll hopefully be making some more miniatures out of the same batch of ivory that this was made with in the future and look forward to sharing these with you too. Have a great weekend everyone. Tony.