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    Sale 2797

    Anton Philips, Entrepreneur & Connoisseur

    6 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 152

    A parcel-gilt enamel incense boat

    FRENCH, POSSIBLY LIMOGES, 13TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A parcel-gilt enamel incense boat
    FRENCH, POSSIBLY LIMOGES, 13TH CENTURY
    The hinged lid applied with rosettes and loop handles with stylised serpent terminals, set on an engraved saft with circular foot, the foots possibly altered or associated
    20.6 cm. long x 9 cm. high


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    Although displaying a typical palette of enamel colours for the workshops of Limoges, the presence of the applied copper rosettes evident here is an unusual addition and may suggest that this boat originates from a different centre of production.

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