3-stack Tooled Leather 17th Century Spanish Boxes A867

A867-95

This set of three fantastically worked baroque leather dispatch boxes dates from the apogee of the Spanish Empire in the Americas, 1670-1710. Look closely and a marvelous bestiary of animals, birds and fishes is revealed in the pattern. The smallest measures 14" x 5" x 11", the middle sized one 21" x 8" x 13", and ...

Cast Metal Spanish Junipero Serra Bell A841

A841-05

This one is heavy - at least 50 lbs!   Stamped "Junipero Serra 1713-1794 California." Interesting red patina. Bell has no clapper. Spanish missionary "Father of the Missions" Junipero Serra established his first U.S. mission in 1769. He built eight more California missions over the next thirteen years. Junipero Serra was born in 1713 in Majorca, Spain. ...