(active 1539-1545 in Limoges)

Hexagonal Salt: The Ages of Love

Enamelled copper, height 8 cm, diameter 12 cm
Wallace Collection, London

On a pair of hollow copper bases, each consisting of six rectangular side panels of similar dimensionssealed by hexagonal top and base sections with broad borders and central, circular wells, The Ages of Love is depicted in grisaille enamel and translucent enamels with silver-grey details and with enlevage and gilding. The counter-enamel is not visible.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.