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Jean II Limousin  (active first half 17th century)
Saltcellar: Olympian Deities, early 17th century
Enamel on copper
H: 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)
Henry Clay Frick Bequest
Accession number: 1916.4.23
Not on View

Six gods and goddesses—Apollo, Venus, Diana, Eros, Mars, and Jupiter—ornament the sides of this hexagonal salt. It likely had a companion saltcellar (now lost) that was enameled with other gods or allegorical figures, such as the Liberal Arts. Jean Limousin II continued the decorative ideas of his father, Jean I, well into the seventeenth century.

Source: Wardropper, Ian and Julia Day. Limoges Enamels at The Frick Collection. New York: The Frick Collection/D Giles Limited, 2015.

Collections: J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York.  Duveen.  Frick, 1916.  Source: Enamels, Rugs and Silver in The Frick Collection. Volume VIII. New York: The Frick Collection, 1977.