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Collection of enamel

From the mid-12th century to the 14th century, Limoges had several workshops where orphèvres-émailleurs mastered the techniques of cloisonné and champlevé. In the collection of Loppem Castle, these are liturgical objects in enamel champlevé where enamel (molten glass powder) is applied in the grooves of the copper. The contrast between the copper and the colors green, blue, red and white produce a fascinating array of colors. One piece has central Italian origins. Limoges brought painted enamel between the 15th and 17th centuries, some of whose medallions depict the busts of Roman emperors.