Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Vase

Date:
250–300
Geography:
Made in La Guierce, Charente, France
Culture:
Late Roman
Medium:
Champlevé enamel, copper alloy
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 13/16 x 4 5/8 in. (12.3 x 11.8 cm) Overall (with mount): 5 x 4 5/8 in. (12.7 x 11.8 cm)
Classification:
Enamels-Champlevé
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1947
Accession Number:
47.100.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301
This vase, part of a larger treasure, was excavated in 1849 in a French village only thirty-five miles from Limoges, a city that became synonymous with champlevé enamel work later in the Middle Ages. Now dispersed, the original find included numerous Roman coins, several other vessels, as well as gold and silver jewelry, some of which is housed in the Musée Dobrée in Nantes.
John Abraham Bolle, Angoulême (before 1890); [ C. Joret, Paris (sold 1931)]; [ Brummer Gallery, Paris and New York (sold 1947)]
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