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Casket with miniature painting on ivory inside lid
Tortoiseshell and ivory
Museum number: MGR3
This casket, according to the 1837 museum inventories was said to have been given by King Phillip II of Spain to Queen Mary Tudor. This appears to be a fictitious provenance. The miniature on ivory inside the lid depicts a cavalier bowing with a flourish of his hat to a lady, both wearing costume of around the 1630s.
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