An antique chased gold etui

English, c.1750


in the form of a quiver full of arrows, the body decorated with chased repoussé scrolls, floral garlands, putti and lovebirds.

Length: 8.8cm


In the language of love, the quiver is an attribute of the god of love Cupid. Those who are struck by his arrow are filled with an uncontrollable longing and desire.