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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

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

Pen case and lid Place of origin: Italy (made) Date: century (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Moulded leather, tooled, carved and stamped Museum number:

Taller de Encuadernación Básica (Sábados 13, 20, 27 de Febrero 5, 12, 19 y 26 de Marzo de 10 a 2 PM) El participante revisará la anatomía de la encuadernación y una breve historia del oficio, apren…

Taller de Encuadernación Básica (Sábados 13, 20, 27 de Febrero 5, 12, 19 y 26 de Marzo de 10 a 2 PM) El participante revisará la anatomía de la encuadernación y una breve historia del oficio, apren…

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

Case, Cup  Date:     15th century Culture:     Italian or French Medium:     Cuir bouilli (tooled leather) Dimensions:     Overall: 6 3/8 x 5 11/16 x 4 7/8 in. (16.2 x 14.5 x 12.4 cm) Classification:     Leatherwork Credit Line:     Fletcher Fund, 1924 Accession Number:     24.135.4a, b

Case, Cup Date: 15th century Culture: Italian or French Medium: Cuir bouilli (tooled leather) Dimensions: Overall: 6 3/8 x 5 11/16 x 4 7/8 in. (16.2 x 14.5 x 12.4 cm) Classification: Leatherwork Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1924 Accession Number: 24.135.4a, b

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