William Perry gave her this casket as a home for her prize. It is carved from the wood of ‘Herne’s Oak’ supplied to him by Burdett Coutts's friend, Queen Victoria. This time, a 'Shakespearean tree' encloses a work by Shakespeare himself.
The carving deliberately recalls the visual language of the First Folio, and it replicates the so-called 'Droeshout portrait' of Shakespeare from its title page. However the primary reference point is to The Merry Wives of Windsor: each of the four niches are occupied by characters from that play, surrounded by oak trees and ivy.