German two-piece (travelling?) case

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Origin
Germany
Period
Second half 17th century
Material
Wood, Leather, Engraved brass mounts
Dimensions
5.7 x 8.5 x 19.5 cm
Literature

Ewald Berger, Prunk-Kassetten: Europäischen Meisterwerke aus acht Jahrhunderten / Ornamental Caskets: Eight Centuries of European Craftsmanship, Hanns Schell Collection, Stuttgart/Graz 1998, p. 235.

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Description

The function of this two piece case is unknown. Possibly it was a traveling case. A highly similar casket is in the Hans Schnell collection in Graz, and is mentioned in Ewald Berger, Graz 1998, p. 235.

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