Medieval-style jewel casket belonging to Jane Morris
This casket continues to be celebrated as a Pre-Raphaelite relic whilst its precise origin and purpose remains obscure. Within this fourteen-panelled casket is a complex history of Morris and those who lived in Kelmscott Manor: the casket panels were painted by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and his wife Lizzie Siddal prior to her death in 1862. It was possibly given by Rossetti to Jane Burden on her marriage to Morris in 1859. Some also suggest that is was gifted in the early 1870s at the time when Morris, Rossetti and Burden, with whom Rossetti was in love, all moved to the Manor.