Manufacturer Limoges, French
  • Pyx
Date ca. 1250
Medium Champlevé enamel on gilt copper, glass
Dimensions Overall: 3 1/2 × 3 1/2 × 2 5/8 inches (8.9 × 8.9 × 6.7 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Eleanor and Edsel Ford Exhibition and Acquisition Fund with matching funds from the David L. Klein, Jr. Memorial Foundation
Accession Number 1985.29
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: Medieval C263, Level 2 (see map)
Marks Marks, in pen, on underside, on right portion of paper label from the St. George's Exhibition of 1886]: ...of Norfolk.
1855, Ralph Bernal;
1856, Lord Londesborough;
1886, Duke of Norfolk (Arundel Castle, Sussex, England);
Henry Bernard (Paris, France);
(Edward R. Lubin, New York, New York, USA);
1985-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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Fairholt, F.W. Miscellania Graphica: Representations of Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Remains in the Posession of Lord Londesborough. London, 1856, pl. XXI.

Highly Important Medieval Works of Art... of His Grace the Duke of Norfolk. Sales cat., Christie's. London, November 28, 1961, p. 19, no. 47 pl. V.

Gauthier, Marie-Madeleine. Corpus des emaux champlevés meridonaux, T. IIA Industrie Limousine.

Collection de Monsieur Henry Bernard, Emaux champlevés de Limoges. Exh. cat., Monte Carlo Art Gallery. Monaco, October 7, 1979, no. 34 (ill.).

"Family Art Game," DIA Advertising Supplement, Detroit Free Press, May 18, 1986, p. 29 (ill.).

Bulletin of the DIA 62, no. 3 (1986): pl. III, p. 24.

Bilimoff, M. Pyxides d'Origine Limousine conservées en France. Master's thesis, University of Paris, 1979, pp. 48-49.

Barnet, Peter. "Medieval Limoges Enamels in the Detroit Institute of Arts." Bulletin of the DIA 63, nos. 3/4 (1988): pp. 16-25, figs. 2 and 9.

Parker, E.C., ed. "Recent Acquisitions of Medieval Art by American Museums." Gesta 26, no. 1 (1987, p. 79 (fig. 1).

"Principales acquisitions des musees en 1986." La Chronique des arts, supplement to Gazette des Beaux-Arts, no. 1418 (March 1987): p. 20, no. 127 (ill.).