Corpus Christi, France, Limoges, second half 13th century

Corpus Christi

Gilt and champlevé enamelled copper,
set with glass cabochons
France, Limoges, second half 13th century


24.5 cm; 9⅗ in.
18 cm; 7⅛ in.


Private collection, London

Related literature

E. Rupin, L'oeuvre de Limoges (A. Picard, Paris 1890)
W. F. Stohlman, ‘The Star Group of Champlevé Enamels and its Connections’ in The Arts Bulletin, Vol. XXXII (1950), pp. 327-330
P. Thoby, Les croix limousines de la fin du XIIe siècle au début du XIVe siècle (A. et J. Picard, Paris, 1953)
H. Schnitzler, P. Bloch and C. Ratton, Email, Goldschmiede- und Metallarbeiten. Europäisches Mittelalter. Sammlung E. and M. Kofler-Truniger Luzern, Vol. II (Verlag Räber, Lucerne, Stuttgart, 1965)

This superb quality Limoges gilt and champlevé enamelled copper corpus Christi set with glass cabochons is remarkable both for its excellent state of preservation and for its unusual large size.