Enamels

Henry Clay Frick's collection of Limoges enamels reveals the broad range of applications to which this brilliant but delicate medium was applied in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century France—from secular objects, such as portraits, a casket, and tableware, to objects of religious association, such as devotional triptychs. The majority of enamels in the Collection originally come from the estate of J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) and were purchased by Frick in 1916. The following year, Frick converted his first-floor office into a French Renaissance-style gallery to showcase his newly-acquired collection of Limoges enamels. Today, the space is known as the Enamels Room and houses several of Frick's enamels, alongside bronzes, paintings, and ceramics of the Italian Renaissance.

Browse furniture in eMuseum (collections.frick.org).