Casket with mementoes of Baron C.J. Krayenhoff, anonymous, before 1895

Casket with mementoes of Baron C.J. Krayenhoff, anonymous, before 1895

striking (metalworking), h 14.2cm × w 29.2cm × d 8.5cm More details

Cornelis Johannes Krayenhoff fought as a cavalry officer at the Battle of Waterloo. He was struck by a bullet and fell from his horse, but fortunately lived to tell the tale. Krayenhoff and his descendants imbued this event with heroism and martyrdom: they kept as family relics the cartridge case crushed by his fall and the bullet that struck him.

On display in room 0.11

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