- Museum number
Plate, circular; painted Limoges enamel on copper: Obverse: Part of a calendar set illustrating the Labours of the Months: June. One old woman and one young woman kneeling and sheep shearing, young man standing; farmyard scene with dovecote and chicken coop on stilts; the cavetto with a sloping 'S' motif; the rim with farming implements and on either side a trophy of shears and fleece; the top with strapwork label inscribed 'P.C'; the bottom with strapwork label inscribed 'IUNIUS'; Reverse: central strapwork motif surrounding central zodiac sign of a 'langoustine' for Cancer, also with astrological symbol set within a reserve between gilt dots; the rim with scrolling foliage alternating with four oval reserves with alternating standing and recumbent figures, now effaced. British Museum Reg. No. painted on one of these reserves. Copper base showing through in patches. Obverse: cold repairs around white rim now yellowing and flaking.
- Production date
- 1560 (circa)
Diameter: 18.90 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Not listed in Verdier's handlist of BM enamels. Part of a set with 1913, 1220, 64. For commentary on the series of Labours of the Months, see:... For a similar reverse, also by Courteys, and also with figures in reserves effaced, see Baratte, S., 2000, p. 281.
- Not on display
- Obverse: some wear; reverse: worn
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number