27 juillet 2009

A collection of Limoges champlevé enamelled copper sold @ Sotheby's London

French, Limoges, circa 1220-1240. Bookcover champlevé enamelled copper. 22 by 11cm., 8 5/8 by 4¼in. Est. 50,000—70,000 GBP. Sold 118,850 GBP PROVENANCE: Jacqueline Boccador, Paris NOTE: Thirteenth century Limoges enamel bookcovers of the crucifixion were simplified to relate the story clearly and powerfully. The present plaque, like a similar bookcover sold in the Dormeuil collection, Sotheby's, Paris, 2007, no 18, succeeds with marked elegance. The composition is centered by a figure of the crowned Christ as an... [Lire la suite]