Limoges Enamels at the Frick Collection

Limoges Enamels at the Frick Collection
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Limoges Enamels at the Frick Collection
80 pages
Color photos
Hard cover
19 x 19 cm
0,375 kg
English

Limoges enamels, named for the town in which they were produced, are one of the most distinctive art forms of the French Renaissance. This stunning handbook-the first book dedicated to Henry Clay Frick's important collection of forty-six Limoges enamels-reflects the jewel-like character of the objects it describes. These colorful, luminous, often personal treasures-plaques, caskets, dishes, ewers-have long been of interest to connoisseurs. Henry Clay Frick purchased John Pierpont Morgan's collection in totality in 1916, adding his name to a centuries-long list of illustrious collectors of the medium.
A fascinating and wide-ranging introduction by Ian Wardropper sets the scene. Entries for each object, illustrated with new photography, and a glossary of terms reveal the intricacies of the collection, which itself constitutes a comprehensive survey of painted enamels at an outstanding level of quality.