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An early 16th-century pax table from Limoges

An early 16th-century pax table from Limoges

Web magazine no. 5

In 2022, the Jean van Caloen Foundation filled a gap in its impressive medieval art collection, assembled by Baron Jean van Caloen (1884-1972). No less than four 'champlevé' enamel pieces, fabricated between 1210 and approx. 1300 (three from Limoges and one from central Italy) were acquired on Loppem Castle's behalf. These items supplement the three grisaille enamel pieces from the second half of the 17th century depicting busts of Roman Emperors (Limoges, Jacques I Laudin), once obtained by Jean van Caloen. The Foundation recently purchased a pax table dating from circa 1515-1520 from the same antiquarian. 

Web magazine no. 5