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Painted Limoges enamel tazza; copper; deep bowl on a short stem and foot; the confrontation of Mucius Scaevola and Lars Porsena as told in Livy; painted in semi-opaque enamels over a white preparation; translucent enamels over coloured foils and grisaille with salmon pink flesh tones, all on a black ground and gilded.
- Production date
- 1580 (circa)
Diameter: 19 centimetres (bowl)
Diameter: 9.30 centimetres (foot)
Height: 6.50 centimetres
Weight: 366 grammes
- Curator's comments
- Provenance: Possibly lot no. 745 in the sale of the collection of Louis Fidel Debruge-Duménil, Paris 1849, then possibly lot no. 544 in the sale of the Spitzer collection in 1893 where it may have been purchased by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild.
Bibliography: 'Catalogue des Objets d'Art qui Composant la Collection Debruge-Duménil', Paris, 1849, [possibly] lot. no. 745; 'Catalogue . . . de la . . . Collection Spitzer', Paris, 17 April - 16 June 1893, [possibly] lot no. 544; Charles Hercules Read, 'The Waddesdon Bequest: Catalogue of the Works of Art bequeathed to the British Museum by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild, M.P., 1898', London, 1902, no. 45; O.M. Dalton, 'The Waddesdon Bequest', 2nd edn (rev), British Museum, London, 1927, no.45.
- On display (G2a/dc2)
- Very good
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This collection is known as the Waddesdon Bequest under the terms of Baron Ferdinand Rothschild’s will.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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