ULTRA RARE ANTIQUE ITEM! A superb early 17th century Limoges plaque. The plaque depicts religious scene. The saints is finely drawn in black, over which the enamel colors have been applied, all over a dark purple-black counter enamel, the edge of which is outlined in gold. The two corners of the plaque are decorated in raised stylized foliage of white enamel over a black ground which is commonly seen in Limoges enamels of the late 16th, and early 17th centuries. The saints head is surrounded by a nimbus beautifully drawn in gold. The plaque is framed in a carved and gilded late 17th, or early 18th century frame. Frame: height : 12.4/31cm, width: 9.8/25.5cm. Enamel plaque: height : 8.2/20.5cm, width: 5.6/14cm. Condition is museum quality antique. There are some cracks on the botten right corner. There are minor losses to the frame which are commensurate with age and usage. Please see all photos! The item “RARE Antique 17c Christ Icon Enamel Porcelain Limoges Painting Religious Plaque” is in sale since Thursday, April 12, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Christianity\Icons”. The seller is “older_articles_usa” and is located in Sofia,Bulgaria. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: France