Missal case and lid | V&A Place of origin: France (probably, made) Date: about 1450 (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Moulded leather, tooled, incised, carved, stamped and painted; with the arms of Châtillon impaling Vergy Credit Line: Bequeathed by George Salting Museum number: W.120-1910
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").
Case (étui) with an amorous inscription Date: 1450–1500 Geography: Made in Italy Culture: Italian Medium: Leather (Cuir bouilli), wood core, red cord Dimensions: Overall (case only): 8 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 3 1/4 in. (20.9 x 8 x 8.2 cm) Overall (with strap extended): 15 9/16 x 3 1/8 x 3 1/4 in. (39.6 x 8 x 8.2 cm) Classification: Leatherwork Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1950 Accession Number: 50.53.1