Description & Technical information

This superb quality Limoges gilt and champlevé enamelled copper corpus Christi set with glass cabochons is remarkable both for its excellent state of preservation and for its unusual large size.

Date:  2nd half of 13th century
Period:  Middle Ages, 13th century
Origin:  France, Limoges
Medium: Gilt and champlevé enamelled copper
Dimensions: 24.5 x 18 cm (9⁵/₈ x 7¹/₈ inches)
Provenance: Private collection, London
Literature: E. Rupin, L'oeuvre de Limoges (A. Picard, Paris 1890)
W. F. Stohlman, ‘The Star Group of Champlevé Enamels and its Connections’ in The Arts Bulletin, Vol. XXXII (1950), pp. 327-330
P. Thoby, Les croix limousines de la fin du XIIe siècle au début du XIVe siècle (A. et J. Picard, Paris, 1953)
H. Schnitzler, P. Bloch and C. Ratton, Email, Goldschmiede- und Metallarbeiten. Europäisches Mittelalter. Sammlung E. and M. Kofler-Truniger Luzern, Vol. II (Verlag Räber, Lucerne, Stuttgart, 1965)
Categories: Sculpture