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The Master of the Aeneid, French, Limoges, circa 1525-1530 | Plaque with Subjects engraved by Vulcan on the shield given by Venus to Aeneas

Estimate:

240,000

to
- 350,000 GBP

Property from an Important Private Collection

The Master of the Aeneid, French, Limoges, circa 1525-1530 | Plaque with Subjects engraved by Vulcan on the shield given by Venus to Aeneas

The Master of the Aeneid, French, Limoges, circa 1525-1530 | Plaque with Subjects engraved by Vulcan on the shield given by Venus to Aeneas

Estimate:

240,000

to
- 350,000 GBP

Lot sold:

801,500

GBP

Property from an Important Private Collection

The Master of the Aeneid

French, Limoges, circa 1525-1530

Plaque with Subjects engraved by Vulcan on the shield given by Venus to Aeneas


partially gilt painted enamel on copper, within a later wood frame

enamel: 22.5 by 20cm., 8 7/8 by 7 7/8 in.

Overall the condition of the enamel is very good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are a few small areas of restoration including: to the upper left corner; to a small area at the top edge around the head of the defensive solder next to the ‘MANLIVS’ banner; and to the ‘O’ of the banner inscribed ‘PORCENA’. There is minor stable craquelure to the enamel in a few areas, consistent with the material, such as at the front carriage wheel. There are some small stable splits to the upper edge of the plaque at the centre and one or two very minor associated losses to the enamel here.


The gilding is generally in very good condition. There are some small areas of ghosting to the gilding including to the hair of the woman on horseback.


The reverse of the plaque: the top right corner is restored with a matt surface. There is also wear to the bottom left corner. There are probably original dark residues to the surface.


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Laura-Thérèse de Rothschild (1847-1931), who after her marriage to Baron Nathan James Edouard de Rothschild (1844-1881) on 11 October 1871 was styled Baronne James de Rothschild, Paris, France 1912;

Georges Héreil (1909-1980), Geneva, Switzerland;

Kravis collection, New York;

with Alain Moatti, Paris, France, 2001;

Important Private Collection

A. E. Jones, A catalogue of the objects in gold & silver and the Limoges enamels in the collection of the Baroness James de Rothschild, London, 1912, p. 188, pl. XCVII;
J-J. Marquet de Vasselot,'Une suite d’émaux limousins à sujets tirés de l’Eneide' in Bulletin de la Société de l’histoire d’art français, 1912, p. 48, no. 51;
S. Baratte, 'La série de plaques du Maître de L’Énéide' in A. Erlande-Brandenburg, J-M. Leniaud and X. Dectot (eds.), Études d'histoire de l'art offertes à Jacques Thirion. Des premiers temps chrétiens au XXe siècle, Paris, 2001, p. 147, no. 76;
P. J. Usher, 'The Aeneid in the 1530’s: Reading with the Limoges enamels', P. J. Usher and I. Fernbach (eds.), Virgilian identities in the French Renaissance, Martlesham, 2012, pp. 161-188