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Eucharistic Dove

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The dove is constructed of two sides soldered together and reinforced with rivets (see radiograph, fig.8, Swarzenski and Netzer, 1986). The tail consisting of an upper enameled plaque and a lower gilded and engraved one, is soldered and riveted to the body. The enameled and engraved wings, which...

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Provenance

Campe collection (perhaps Julius Campe, Hamburg?) [see note 1]. By 1913, Léonce Alexandre Rosenberg (b. 1877 - d. 1947), Paris; June 12, 1924, Rosenberg sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 59. 1946, Octave Pincot, Paris; November 25, 1946, Pincot sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 47. 1949, Arthur Goldschmidt, London; sold by Goldschmidt to Raphael Stora, New York (stock no. 1108); 1949, sold by Stora to the MFA for $6000. (Accession Date: October 13, 1949) NOTES: [1] See the "Exposition d'objets d'art du Moyen Age et de la Renaissance" (Paris, Jacques Seligmann, 1913), pp. 109-110, cat. no. 210, which discusses a comparable object. The catalogue entry mentions a Eucharistic dove formerly in the Campe collection, which at that time was with Mr. Rosenberg; presumably this refers to the MFA object.

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

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

Object Place

Limoges, France

Dimensions

Overall: 17.7 x 22 x 8.5cm (6 15/16 x 8 11/16 x 3 3/8in.)

Accession Number

49.1075

Medium or Technique

Champlevé enamel and gilding on copper

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Enamels