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Title:

The Annunciation

Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, maker, France, Paris, Colmar, probably. the maker is possibly Burgundian (from Burgundy)

Production
Note:

The Annunciation group may have formed part of a reliquary. It is uncertain whether it was made in Paris or in Burgundy, the two most frequent attributions for en ronde bosse enamelling of this period.

Collection:

Leonard D. Cunliffe

Category:

enamels

Name(s):

figure group
en ronde bosse enamel; category

Other Name:

part of a reliquary

Date:

circa 1450 circa 1500

School/Style:

Late Medieval

Period:

second half of 15th century

Description:

Gold, enamelled en ronde bosse with opaque white, and translucent blue, red and green enamels, on a later wooden base. The kneeling figures of the Virgin and the Angel Gabriel are surrounded by a low fence composed of three strands of twisted gold wire looped round short vertical poles.

Technique(s):

casting; figures
chasing; figures
en ronde bosse enamelling; decoration

Material(s):

gold; whole
enamel; decoration; opaque white, and translucent blue, red and green
wood; base
; base; black

Technique
Description:

gold, enamelled en ronde bosse with opaque white, and translucent blue, red and green enamels, on a later base

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 3.7, cm
width, whole, 6.7, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1937; Cunliffe, Leonard Daneham

Provenance:

Geistliche Schatzkammer (Spiritual Treasury), Vienna; uncertain date in the 1860s, Salomon Weininger (1822-79); uncertain before testator

Associated
Person:

Weiniger, Salomon

Acquisition Credit:

L.D. Cunliffe Bequest, 1937

Documentation:

Woudhuysen, P.. 1982. Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum.Cambridge (Cambs.): Pevensey Pressp. 132

Kovács, Éva. 2004. L'âge d'or de l'orfèvrerie Parisienne au temps des princes de Valois.Dijon: Éditions Fatonp. 57-8
Publ. p. 57, figs. 40 and 41, and see text p. 58, discussed under no. 2, a female bust enamelled en ronde bosse. Also a mention on p. 14 in connection with the fake by Weininger

Tait, Hugh. 1986. Catalogue of the Waddesdon Bequest in the British Museum, I, The Jewels.London: British Museum Publications Limitedp. 32
Publ. p. 32, no. 29

Heywood, J. F.. 1974. Salomon Weiniger, Master Faker.London:
Source Title: The Connoisseur(November-1974) : 170-9
p. 178
Publ. p. 178, fig. 7, attributed to Paris, early 15th century

Muller, I.. Steingraber, E.. 1954. Die Französiche Goldemailplastick um 1400.Munich:
Source Title: Münchner Jahrbuch der bildenden Kunst IV 3rd series (1954) : 29-79
p. 229
Publ. p. 229, no. 41, attributed to Paris

Accession:

Object Number: M/P.22-1938
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 118318; input: 2005-01-10; modified: 2017-02-08)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/118318





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