Painted Limoges enamel salt-cellar of baluster shape; copper; base: sun burst above three secular scenes: (1) man in 16th century costume with dog; girl sitting under tree playing lute; (2) man and girl dancing; (3) man and girl seated together; baluster: man and woman separated by rock; saleron: bust of woman; painted in grisaille with highlights in white and painted flesh tones on a blue ground; details in gilding; counter enamel blue.
- 1570 (circa)
- Made in: Limoges
- Diameter: 11.3 centimetres (base)
- Diameter: 7.5 centimetres (saleron)
- Height: 11.3 centimetres
Cold repairs; only base appears to be original
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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Object reference number: MCT3661
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