This casket is one of six depicting La Châtelaine de Vergi, a story of love and death reportedly based on a scandal at the Burgundian court. It concerns the secret affair of a knight and a lady (la châtelaine) that is ended by the jealous duchess of Burgundy.
Inscription: Inscribed on lock: RECIPE ET RETINE (Take and keep).
Rev. Dr. Henry Wellesley, Oxford (until d. 1866); his posthumous sale, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London (June 25–July 10, 1866, no. 2448, to Bohn); Henry G. Bohn, North End House, Twickenham (1866–75); his sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London (June 16, 1875, no. 46); Rev. Walter Sneyd, Keele Hall, Staffordshire (until d. 1888); Keele Hall Heirlooms sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London (July 7, 1902, no. 58); J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York
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