Covered bowl - 16th century (c.1513-1567) Limoges (Grisaille) enamel bowl and cover with Louis Phillipe ormolu mounts (c.1750), the base and sides of openwork ormolu acanthus leaves with gadrooning, a grisaille enamel scroll decoration with egg and tongue border round a battle scene inside the bowl, a gilded pineapple finial on the lid, the interior of the bowl inscribed with initials P.R.III ROISX (Pierre Raymond)
Recorded in 1944 Inventory as ‘An 8in Limoges enamel bowl interior painted figures of Solomon and Queen of Sheba etc. cover decorated battle scenes mounted French ormolu (temps Louis XIV by Pierre Raymond 11½in high)' in Tapestry Drawing Room (Blue Drawing Room). Purchased by the National Trust with funding from The National Heritage Memorial Fund from John George Herbert, 8th Earl of Powis and Powis Estate Trustees in August 1999.
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