Painted Limoges enamel tazza; copper; deep bowl on a short stem and foot; the confrontation of Mucius Scaevola and Lars Porsena as told in Livy; painted in semi-opaque enamels over a white preparation; translucent enamels over coloured foils and grisaille with salmon pink flesh tones, all on a black ground and gilded.

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  • Title: tazza
  • Date Created: 1580/1580
  • Physical Dimensions: Diameter: 19.00cm (bowl); Diameter: 9.30cm (foot); Height: 6.50cm; Weight: 366.00g
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Technique: enamelled; painted; gilded
  • Subject: myth/legend; king/queen
  • Registration number: WB.45
  • Production place: Made in Limoges
  • Producer: Attributed to de Court, Jean. Formerly attributed to Courteys, Pierre
  • Material: copper; enamel; gold
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Bequeathed by Rothschild, Ferdinand Anselm. Previous owner/ex-collection Spitzer, Fr. Previous owner/ex-collection