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Morse (Clasp) for Ecclesiastical Vestments
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Morse (Clasp) for Ecclesiastical Vestments

Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description This morse is of quatrefoil form with three colors of enamel. Two candle-bearing angels with white enamel details beneath trefoil arches flank the Virgin and Child on the plate decorating the pin. They are surrounded by dragons in lozenges of red enamel, divided by triangles of red enamel with central white flowers. Three areas of the border have been broken away, including the dragon figure beneath the angel in the left valve, and much enamel is missing.
Date Description Narrative
1/07/1977Examinationexamined for loan
  • Transformations of the Court Style: Gothic Art in Europe, 1270-1330. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. 1977.
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Objects of Adornment: Five Thousand Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota. 1984-1987.
  • Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery and the Zucker Family Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1987.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection (?) [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest (?).
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters (?)

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1325-1350 (Gothic)
champlevé enamel on copper
Accession Number
H: 5 1/4 x W: 5 7/16 in. (13.3 x 13.8 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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