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Massive enamelled and gilded copper alloy disc with a rose window design in champleve. Ten trefoil-headed lancets radiate from a central encircled sexfoil. The lancets decorated alternately with a plant on a green ground and a flower on a red ground, the backgrounds studded with small cloisonne trefoils, quatrefoils and cinquefoils of white or yellow or red. The plants have stems with red, yellow or white flowers; the bigger, four petalled flowers are yellow with a white central quatrefoil, the outer spandrels and central sexfoil are a rich blue with white or yellow trefoils and a small, red circle. Two large holes are cut through the centre and towards the outer edge (probably secondary). On the reverse, near the edge, a mounting-mark.
- Production date
Diameter: 92 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The rose window tracery and "clovers" suggest a date in the second half of the thirteenth century and a Parisian origin, cf. the Paris gold cloisonne "deplique" enamels of c.1300. It may be from a monumental chasse, cf.the enamels of the chasse of St Romain in Rouen Cathedral, or the enamels of the Transept gables of the chasse of St Gertrude at Nivelles (though these are gold cloisonne).
- Not on display
- Good, the enamel and gilded copper surfaces in very good condition.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Bought for £40,281.39 for the British Museum by the NACF through Sotheby's, New York, 20 November 1997; The Keir Collection of Medieval Works of Art, lot 58.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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