Inkwells and caskets in gold, one made for a Russian tsar and another commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria. Fritz von Miller (1840-1921). he did designing and worked in bronze and gold with a workshop in Munich, Bavaria.

Casket. ca. 1880-85.
Casket. ca. 1880-85. German. Ebony, ivory, silver, gilded metal, lapis lazuli, and amber. Fritz von Miller, designer. Image © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Fair use license. via http://cameo.mfa.org/wiki/File:02.86-SC39657.jpg
Inkstand. 1864.
Inkstand with ornamentation that includes mythical and allegorical figures such as Hercules and the Hydra, Time, and Victory. 1864. Commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as recognition for the royal physician Doctor Ignatz von Zauber in recognition of his twenty-five years of service in the city of Munich’s government. Silver, gilt-bronze, and enamel with rubies, emeralds and diamonds. Designed by Von Miller in partnership with jeweler Adam Hausinger. Photo by John Faier, © The Richard H. Driehaus Museum. Image © The Richard H. Driehaus Museum. Fair use license. via http://driehausmuseum.org/exhibitions/collection-highlights
Presentation casket that may have contained a rare bible, made for Tsar Alexander III.
Presentation casket that may have contained a rare bible, made for Tsar Alexander III. 1883. Made in Munich, Germany. Silver, enamel, hardstone, rock crystal, and gilt-bronze with tooled leather. Inscribed “The Gift of the German State in the year of our Lord, 1883, on the day of the Coronation, Saint Petersburg, the 15th of May.” (English translation). signed at one end “Fritz von Miller München”. Image © Sotheby’s 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2013/russian-works-of-art-and-silver-n09068/lot.367.html
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