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A school of enamel painters which began in Limoges, France, in the mid-12th century and flourished until the 14th, using the champlevé technique. It became the main centre for ecclesiastical enamels, producing large numbers of crucifixes, candlesticks, and reliquaries for use in churches throughout Europe. In the late 15th century and throughout the 16th Limoges was the focus for painted enamels, producing particularly fine work in the Mannerist style. All kinds of Limoges enamels were extensively faked in the 19th century.

http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/ceramics/object_stories/LouisXII_triptych/index.html Description and illustrations of Louis XII triptych on Victoria and Albert Museum website.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Art.


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