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Ornamental Plaque

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Quadrilateral plaque with two beaded edges and five tiny pinholes. Hammered, tooled, champlevé, enameled, engraved, chased, and gilded. Enamel colors are lapis blue, light blue, turquoise, white, green, yellow, and red in a mixed field of up to five colors. The central gilded panel is engraved...

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Provenance

By 1935, Henri Garnier, Lille [see note 1]; September 21, 1936, sold by Garnier to Joseph Brummer, New York (stock no. P13126); 1947, sold by Brummer to the MFA for $1200. (Accession Date: November 13, 1947) NOTES: [1] See "Exposition de Notre-Dame des Ardents et du Calvaire d'Arras dans l'Art et le Folklore" (Arras, June 16 - August 1, 1935), cat. no. 154.

Credit Line

Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection

German (Rhineland or Meuse), Medieval, last third of 12th century

Dimensions

2.8 x 17 cm (1 1/8 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.1441

Medium or Technique

Champlevé enamel and gilding on copper

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Enamels