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Container with Saint John the Baptist and Noli Me Tangere

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Bowl mounted on a raised foot with a circular enamel, depicting the "Noli me Tangere", inserted on the underside. Three hinged bands attach the foot to a ring around the opening at the top. The lid consists of round enamel, showing John the Baptist, framed by two separate rings. Enamels are...

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Provenance

Nicolas Landau (b. 1887 - d. 1979), Paris. 1953, John Hunt, London and Dublin; 1953, sold by John Hunt to the MFA for £380. (Accession Date: November 12, 1953)

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

French (Paris?), Medieval (Gothic), second or third quarter of the 14th century (?)

Object Place

Paris (?), France

Dimensions

4.6 x 3.6 cm (1 13/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.2374

Medium or Technique

Crystal or cast glass with gilded silver mounts, basse-taille enamel and gilding on silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Glass