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Box with Busts of Angels

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Rectangular box with trefoil hinge and broken clasp. Enamels are hammered, bent, soldered, champlevé, engraved, enameled, and gilded. The box has a soldered base and interior divider providing two compartments. Sides are a single strip bent at the corners and attached in the middle of the left...

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Provenance

By 1905, M. Boy, Paris; May 24, 1905, sold by M. Boy at Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, no. 156. By 1954, with Leopold Blumka, Blumka Gallery, New York, NY; 1954, gift of Leopold Blumka. (Accession date: December 9, 1954)

Credit Line

Gift of Leopold Blumka

French (Limoges), Medieval, first half of the 13th century (with modern additions)

Object Place

Limoges, France

Dimensions

2.5 x 6.6 x 3.7 cm (1 x 2 5/8 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.1565

Medium or Technique

Champlevé enamel and gilding on copper

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Enamels