Object of the Week – Royal Wedding Casket
H: 33cm W: 48cm D: 32cm
A magnificent and historic royal wedding casket, given by the town of Oberammergau to Crown Prince Maximillian the Second of Bayern on the occasion of his wedding in 1842 to Princess Marie Fredericke von Preussen. The couple became King and Queen of Bayern six years later.
The casket is signed by the fine wood carver Georg Zwink and dated 1842. It is carved walnut, featuring scenes of Castle Hohen Swangau, home of Maximillian the Second and Castle Fishbach, home of Princess Marie von Preussen, together with the coat of Arms of Maximillian the Second and the coat of Arms of Bayern. The following is inscribed on a grape vine: Ammergaus Liebe und Ehrfurcht im Jahr: 1842 (Ammergaus love and respect in the year: 1842).
The interior is maple wood with a textile string in the blue and white colours of Bayern. The casket retains its original lock and key.
Koos Limburg Jnr Scotland
Cairngorms National Park