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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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Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

49.470

Medium or Technique

Champlevé enamel and gilding on copper

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Enamels