French, Limoges, circa 1220
CHÂSSE CALLED "À POUPÉES"
one side with six "poupées" applied on two gilt and guilloché copper plaques engraved with flowers and inlaid with cabochons; the other side with two enamelled plaques with geometric pattern; each pinnacle enamelled with an angel; surmounted by a crest; on a wood core
champlevé, engraved and gilt copper, enamelled in light blue, dark blue, red, green, yellow and white, with polychrome glass cabochons
14.5 x 13 x 6.5 cm; 5 3/4 x 5 1/8 x 2 5/8 in.
Acquired circa 1850-1860;
thence by family descent to the present owner.
E. Antoine, D. Gaborit-Chopin, M.-M. Gauthier, Corpus des Emaux méridionaux, II, l'Apogée, 1190-1215, Paris, 2011, I E 4, no. 22 (CD-Rom).