Limoges first half 13th century
A cast bronze travel candlestick
Cast bronze with engraved, gilded and enamelled decoration. The round, slightly domed base of the candlestick emblazoned with six coats-of-arms, whereby the opposites of which correspond. The spandrels decorated with curving gold foliate scrolls against blue ground. The pricket rises directly from the centre of the base, surrounded by concentric circular bands. A similarly decorated but slightly taller Limoges enamel candlestick dating from the 13th century is housed in the Kunstgewerbemuseum (inv. no. K 4197) of Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Further, almost identical candlesticks are in the collection of the Louvre in Paris (Inv.Nos. MR 2660 - 2665).
Minor surface abrasions, minor losses to the enamel. Diameter 9 cm, height 11.5 cm.