An important medieval pyx in chased, chiseled and gilded copper decorated with champlevé enamelwork. The low cylindrical body with hinged cone-shape lid with latch bolt and finial cross. The body and lid are decorated with circular white-ground roundels with stylized fortresses or castles (referring to the Kingdom of Castile?) on a blue enamel background, divided by abstracted vegetal ornaments filled with green enamel.
Limoges. 2nd half 13th century.
Dimensions: H 9.5cm ; diameter (base) 9.5cm.
Note: This object has been individually compared to the information in the Art Loss Register data bank and is not registered there as stolen or missing.
4 800 €