Limoges early 13th century - Two early 13th century Limoges enamel candlesticks - image-1
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Limoges early 13th century - Two early 13th century Limoges enamel candlesticks

Auction 1182 - overview Cologne
15.07.2021, 11:01 - The Exceptional Bernard De Leye Collection
Estimate: 40.000 € - 50.000 €
Result: 50.000 € (incl. premium)

Limoges early 13th century

Two early 13th century Limoges enamel candlesticks

Cast bronze with engraved, chased, gilded and enamelled decoration. Matching pair of identical candlesticks. The triangular plinths resting on scrolling feet and decorated with gold tendril motifs on dark blue enamel ground. The slender shafts with gilded rhombus patterns and divided by round, compressed nodules decorated with corresponding tendrils. The undersides of the five-sided drip pans with enamelled many-pointed star motifs. This pair of candlesticks is highly comparable to an example in the Musée de Cluny in Paris which Marie-Madeleine Gauthier (op. cit.) has also classified as a 13th century work from Limoges.
The surfaces slightly abraded. Minor losses to the enamel. Height 26 and 26.5 cm (with prickets).

Literature

For the comparable piece in the Musée de Cluny in Paris see Marie-Madeleine Gauthier: Emaux du Moyen-Age occidental, Fribourg 1972, p. 518, fig. 577.