- Museum number
Painted Limoges enamel bowl, copper; six lobes each with decorated panel; interior has middle roundel - the Baptism of Christ; 3 lobes bear a head surrounded by wings flanked by addorsed grotesques the others show a whale in a lake; an angel walking to right beside the lake and a man crouching with house in background. Story of Tobias? Exterior a folly by a lake on bottom; body a phoenix surrounded by scrollwork and a bunch of fruit. Painted in semi-opaque enamels on black ground and details in gilding.
- Production date
- 1650-1750 (circa)
Diameter: 7.80 centimetres (bottom)
Diameter: 13.90 centimetres (top)
Height: 5 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- See similar bowl but with Judith and Holofernes and arms under foot where landscape is on this one; similar raised foliage on outside: Christie's London 10 July 2008, lot 55. There attributed Pierre II Noualhier, Limoges early 18th C. Signed plaque with Virgin and CHild by him in Louvre see Baratte p.415.
- Not on display
- Losses to rim, some wear.
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Story of Tobias
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number