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Incense boat

Incense boat

  • Place of origin:

    Limoges (made)

  • Date:

    1200-1300 (made)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    On display at National Trust Buckland Abbey, Devon []

Place of Origin

Limoges (made)


1200-1300 (made)


Length: 8 5/8 in Taken from register, Width: 3 1/2 in taken from register

Descriptive line

Copper, decorated with champlevé enamel, traces of gilding. The top with a diaper of medallions enclosing stars and foliage; one half is hinged to form the lid and each half set with an openwork boss (only one, a coiled dragon, remaining) and ending in a serpent's head. Round the body a foliated, wavy stem.


Metalwork Collection

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