Thus he could converse with the Minister for War about silkworms, with the Minister of Education about detective stories, with the Minister of Labor about Limoges enamel
, and with the Minister of Missions and Moral Progress (if that be his correct title) about the pantomime boys of the last four decades.
Christie's specialist Donald Johnston reports that in 2011, in a sale in Paris, a brilliantly blue Limoges enamel
book cover, depicting the Crucifixion and dated 1190-1200, achieved 517,000 [euro].
The heritage of 'Maitre Alpais'; an international and interdisciplinary examination of medieval Limoges enamel
and associated objects.
A I have consulted a specialist at the V&A and we agree that the scene probably depicts the wedding of the Virgin Mary and that it's a Limoges enamel
piece, c1700 or later, from a workshop such as that of Pierre 11 Nouailher (c1657-1717).
On show was a Ruskin egg-shell bowl and one of the loveliest Limoges enamel
small lamp bases you could wish for - a kind of flower garden in the melting colours of blue, pink and green which epitomised perfectly this fascinating period and certainly caused heads to turn admiringly.
A shorter essay by Betsy Rosasco discusses a sixteenth-century Limoges enamel
tazza, illustrating the judgment of Moses, and Mary Winkler considers whether the portraiture of Calvin was representation, image, or icon.
(1) One of the 'trophy' pieces in Nieuwerkerke's collection was a Limoges enamel
depicting Marguerite de France (1523-74), daughter of Francois I and sister of Henri II, as the classical goddess Pallas/Minerva (Fig.
Further highlights are exquisitely carved medieval, Byzantine and renaissance ivories; some of the finest examples of renaissance bronzes and maiolica; Limoges enamels
; immaculate Sevres porcelain; 18th century Beauvais French tapestries and furniture by Riesener.
Among the Limoges enamels
is a group painted in grisaille by Pierre Reymond who may have even invented these striking monochrome wares.