Copper: formed, engraved, and gilt; champlevé enamel: medium blue, red, and white
Overall: 11 1/4 x 3 9/16 in. (28.5 x 9 cm)
The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304
The legs of the candlesticks fold, allowing for flat storage of the object. Seven different coats of arms are represented, but some of them are inaccurately drawn, suggesting they were chosen purely as design motifs rather than armorial bearings.
[ Bourgeois Frères, Cologne (sale, Krings & Lempertz, Cologne, Oct 1904, no. 374)]; Michael Friedsam, New York
Tableaux anciens et modernes composant la collection Bourgeois Frères. Cologne: J. M. Heberle, October 27–29, 1904. no. 374, pp. 75.
Taburet-Delahaye, Elisabeth, and Barbara Drake Boehm, ed. L'Oeuvre de Limoges: Emaux limousins du Moyen Age. Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 1995. no. 135, p. 379.
Boehm, Barbara Drake, and Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye, ed. Enamels of Limoges, 1100-1350. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1996. no. 134, p. 379.
Date: ca. 1220–1230Medium: Copper (plaques): engraved, scraped, stippled, and gilt; (appliqués): repoussé, chased, engraved, scraped, and gilt; champlevé enamel: medium blue, turquoise, medium green, yellow, red, and white, modern wood mountAccession: 17.190.735On view in:Gallery 304
Date: ca. 1180–90Medium: Copper: engraved, chiseled, stippled, and gilt; champlevé enamel: dark, medium, and light blue; turquoise, dark and light green, yellow, red, and white; wood core, painted red on exteriorAccession: 17.190.514On view in:Gallery 304