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Past Exhibition

Casket (cantinetta) for Wine Bottles with the Coat of Arms of Henry Benedict Stuart, Cardinal Duke of York

Luigi Valadier (1726–1785)
Casket (cantinetta) for Wine Bottles with the Coat of Arms of Henry Benedict Stuart, Cardinal Duke of York, before 1788
Gilt silver
13 × 13 3/8 × 9 in. (33 × 34 × 23 cm)
Giordano Art Collections, Italy

This casket (cantinetta in Italian), like the caddinet also featured in the exhibition, was designed for Cardinal Henry Benedict Stuart, Duke of York. The eagles, bucrania, and Stuart coat of arms match the decoration of the caddinet. The two objects, now in different collections, have been brought together for this exhibition.