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Round container, enameled and gilded outside and gilded inside, with a conical lid, a knob on top, hinge, and clasp. The bottom is attached by six mortise-and-tenon joints; the seams of the lid and body are aligned with the hinge. The copper plaques are bent and soldered, champlevé, engraved,...

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Provenance

1889, Johann Bossard, Lucerne. By 1915, with Horatio G. Curtis; 1915, gift of Horatio G. Curtis. (Accession date: April 1, 1915)

Credit Line

Gift of Horatio Greenough Curtis

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

Object Place

Limoges, France

Dimensions

Overall: 9.5 x 6.9cm (3 3/4 x 2 11/16in.) Other (Overall): 6.9cm (2 11/16in.)

Accession Number

15.322

Medium or Technique

Champlevé enamel and gilding on copper

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Enamels