Giuseppe Parvis – Egyptian casket, 1906

Giuseppe Parvis

Egyptian casket, 1906

Ebony, cloisonné enamel, silvered and gilded bronze
h. 15 in. (38 cm) - w. 19 2/3 in. (50 cm) - d. 10 2/3 in. (27 cm)
Signed 'G. Parvis' and dated Dec. 1906

PROVENANCE : Commissioned by Cairo lawyers for Mr. Casimir Prunières, head judge in Cairo, possibly as a farewell gift - Presumably in the collection of Mr. Prunières until his death in 1917 - Presumably by descent - Me Massol, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 6th March 2015, lot 109 - Neuse Kunsthandel, Bremen.

SIMILAR PIECES : There are only two examples of this design known to date, the other, with a different enamel 'cartouche', is in the collection of Snežnik Castle in Loska Dolina, Slovenia.