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Circular Hinged Case

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Round container comprising two similar valves (each with small retaining pins on the sides) fastened with a hinge and clasp. Hammered, champlevé, engraved, chased, enameled, and gilded. Enamel colors are lapis blue, red, and turquoise. On the cover, within a narrow turquoise border, a red...

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Thomas David Gibson-Carmichael, 1st Baron Carmichael (b. 1859 - d. 1926), Skirling House, Lanarkshire, Scotland; June 10, 1926, Carmichael sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 425. By 1936, George Eumorfopoulos (b. 1863 - d. 1939), London [see note 1]; June 6, 1940, posthumous Eumorfopoulos sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 186, to the Brummer Gallery, New York (stock no. P16065); April 23, 1949, Brummer sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, lot 696, to the MFA for $225. (Accession Date: May 12, 1949) NOTES: [1] He lent this to the "Exhibition of Gothic Art in Europe (c. 1200 - c. 1500)" (Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1936), cat. no. 95.

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

French (Limoges or Paris), Medieval, third quarter of 13th century

Object Place

Paris, France


6.2 x 1.7 cm (2 7/16 x 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Champlevé enamel and gilding on copper