Round Container with Couple Feasting

French (Limoges)
Medieval
second half of the 13th century
Made at Limoges (France)


Object Place: Europe, Limoges, France

Dimensions

4.1 x 1.5 cm (1 5/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.498

Medium or Technique

Champlevé enamel on copper

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Collections

Europe

Classifications

Enamels

Lenticular container. Hammered, champlevé, engraved, chased, enameled, and gilded. A convex enameled plaque with two uncentered loops for suspension is soldered to a flat plaque with a rectangular notch at the top for a lid. The ground is lapis blue with engraved figures in reserve. Seated behind a table set with (from left to right) a bowl, a beaker, a round loaf of bread, and a platter of fish are two figures, one pouring from a jug into a beaker held by the other. A large quatrefoil fills the ground between their heads. The reserved border around the scene is decorated with a double row of chased dots.

Provenance

By 1955, with anonymous donor; 1955, gift of anonymous donor. (Accession date: September 15, 1955)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift