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25 mars 2024

Ornamental Ewer, so-called Onyx Ewer, Paris, 1570, Richard Toutain d. J. (Meister 1558 - 1579 Paris)

Ornamental Ewer, so-called Onyx Ewer, Paris, 1570, Richard Toutain d. J. (Meister 1558 - 1579 Paris)

Ornamental Ewer, so-called Onyx Ewer, Paris, 1570, Richard Toutain d. J. (Meister 1558 - 1579 Paris). Sardonyx, agate, gold, enamel, diamonds, rubies, emeralds, pearl. H. 27,9 cm, B. 18,4 cm, D. 14,1 cm. © Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer (1096).

 

In the 16th century, the French city of Limoges was a European centre for the production of painted enamel tableware. The plates and bowls were never actually used but served purposes of princely representation.

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