Plate (France), 16th century

  • Creator: Mrs. Howard J. Sachs
  • Year: 16th century
  • Location: France

Limoges enamel small plate decorated en grisaille, with flesh tones and heightened in gold, depicting peasants shearing sheep, captioned: “IVNIVS”. On reverse, lobster at center encircled by scrollwork and a winged putto and lion.

Plate (France), 16th century; enameled copper; H x diam.: 1.8 x 18.4 cm (11/16 x 7 1/4 in.); Gift of Mrs. Howard J. Sachs and Mr. Peter G. Sachs in memory of Miss Edith L. Sachs; 1978-168-66

Gift of Mrs. Howard J. Sachs and Mr. Peter G. Sachs in memory of Miss Edith L. Sachs

Plate (France), 16th century is available in the public domain via Creative Commons No Copyright .

Source: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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