Pen Case  ca. 1500 (Early Modern)  MEDIUM  leather	  (Leather)  ACCESSION NUMBER  73.139  MEASUREMENTS  6 7/8 x 3 x 2 3/4 in. (17.5 x 7.6 x 7.1 cm)

Pen Case ca. 1500 (Early Modern) MEDIUM leather (Leather) ACCESSION NUMBER 73.139 MEASUREMENTS 6 7/8 x 3 x 2 3/4 in. (17.5 x 7.6 x 7.1 cm)

Pen Case, ca 1500, Italian The sides of this pen case and cover are pierced for a suspension strap so that it could be used to transport quill pens, which tended to be messy. Two unidentified coats of arms are embossed on its exterior. Below one is the inscription, "alta petit" ("he seeks lofty things") and the other reads, "humilitas" ("humility").

Pen Case, ca 1500, Italian The sides of this pen case and cover are pierced for a suspension strap so that it could be used to transport quill pens, which tended to be messy. Two unidentified coats of arms are embossed on its exterior. Below one is the inscription, "alta petit" ("he seeks lofty things") and the other reads, "humilitas" ("humility").

Pen case and lid | V&A  Place of origin:  Italy (made) Date:  1500-1520 (made) Artist/Maker:  Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques:  Moulded leather, tooled, carved and stamped Credit Line:  Bequeathed by George Salting Museum number:  W.108&A-1910

Pen case and lid

Pen case and lid | V&A Place of origin: Italy (made) Date: 1500-1520 (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Moulded leather, tooled, carved and stamped Credit Line: Bequeathed by George Salting Museum number: W.108&A-1910

Case for an orb (sheath of leather), 1457 or 1497, material: wood core, covered with schnittverziertem and tooled leather, lined in red leather and red paper; Dimensions: H. 28.5 cm; diam 11.0 cm

Case for an orb (sheath of leather), 1457 or 1497, material: wood core, covered with schnittverziertem and tooled leather, lined in red leather and red paper; Dimensions: H. 28.5 cm; diam 11.0 cm

Pen case and lid of moulded leather (cuir bouilli), cut and embossed with the youthful St John the Baptist with a reed cross standing on a skull on one side, and the figure of a naked boy on the other. The groundwork is decorated with floral ornament. On the end of the lid is a sunburst with mask, and a similar one (worn) under the foot. Origin: Italy; date: 1500-1520

Pen case and lid

Pen case and lid of moulded leather (cuir bouilli), cut and embossed with the youthful St John the Baptist with a reed cross standing on a skull on one side, and the figure of a naked boy on the other. The groundwork is decorated with floral ornament. On the end of the lid is a sunburst with mask, and a similar one (worn) under the foot. Origin: Italy; date: 1500-1520

Pyx  A small container, sometimes used for consecrated wafer or bread. Thin hide over wood, the decoration was made using ‘Cuir Boulli’ techniques. Italian 15th century.

Pyx A small container, sometimes used for consecrated wafer or bread. Thin hide over wood, the decoration was made using ‘Cuir Boulli’ techniques. Italian 15th century.

Pen case, made in 15th century Italy Pen case and lid | V Search the Collections

Pen case and lid

Pen case, made in 15th century Italy Pen case and lid | V Search the Collections

Encased Scroll, Italy, 15th century, Leather and wood; stamped. H. 35 cm

Encased Scroll, Italy, 15th century, Leather and wood; stamped. H. 35 cm

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