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Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

'Cup in Enamel by Léonard Limosin' c. 1855

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864527

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Photograph of a covered footed dish or tazza from the collection of the Louvre, Paris (MR 2455). Painted in enamels on copper, the vessel was created in Limoges in the second half of the sixteen century. Its baluster stem depicts a dotted garland suspended from lion's mask, while Cupid rides a dolphin on its base. The work has been attributed to Léonard Limosin (c. 1505-77). 

The domed lid, decorated with standing figures, belongs to a similar tazza at the Louvre (MR 2453).

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

    After Limosin, Léonard (artist)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Tableware
          • Tazzas