MEDIEVAL LIMOGES ENAMEL MOUNT, CIRCA 12TH-13TH CENTURY.

MEDIEVAL LIMOGES ENAMEL MOUNT, CIRCA 12TH-13TH CENTURY.

125.00

A beautiful circular cast copper-alloy mount, decorated in enamel, and produced in Limoges, France, circa 12th-13th Century. Mounts like this were typically attached to a reliquary or religious book. The front of the mount is slightly convex and is decorated with champlevé enamel, the design comprising of a large trefoil in dark blue enamel, with a small central quatrefoil in yellow and green, surrounded by three smaller trefoils in blue and white. The design is reminiscent of the architecture of the period and may represent a stained glass window. The surface may have once been gilded or picked out in a different colour of enamel. This vibrant piece of medieval history was discovered by a metal detectorist in 2010 in Yorkshire, and has been recorded on the PAS database as a find of regional importance.

Diameter: 25 mm.

Reference: PAS SWYOR-515DF1.

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