Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
The promotion advancement of science, literature and art
The paintings by Andrea Casali were originally for Beckford's Fonthill Splendens in Dorset. We bought them for twelve guineas!
Made from birch-bark with blue and red dyed porcupine quill embroidery (the blue colouration has faded), the craftsmanship of this item is superb. The person who made this container was either a Métis or First Nations aboriginal Canadian of Red River Colony, Manitoba, Canada.