British Museum

British Museum

Painted Limoges enamel plaque; copper, rectangular; set in a modern wooden frame; The figure of Venus, bearing a torch, with Cupid; painted in grisaille, semi-opaque enamels on a white preparation and translucent enamels over coloured foils; grisaille painted with flesh tones, all on a black ground, gilding; counter enamel, slightly opaque colourless flux; inscribed.

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  • Title: plaque
  • Date Created: 1600/1600
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 12.80cm (enamel); Width: 9.90cm (enamel); Length: 16.30cm (including frame); Width: 13.30cm (including frame); Depth: 2.00cm (flat); Depth: 6.80cm (stand out); Weight: 207.00g
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Technique: enamelled; painted; gilded
  • Subject: classical deity
  • Registration number: WB.37
  • Production place: Made in Limoges
  • Producer: Made by Enameller signing I.D.C.
  • Material: copper; enamel; gold
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Bequeathed by Rothschild, Ferdinand Anselm. Previous owner/ex-collection Rothschild, Anselm von. Previous owner/ex-collection Fould, Louis. Previous owner/ex-collection Debruge-Dumenil, Louis Fidel