Limoges

book cover of Limoges Enamels at The Frick Collection with male with long mustache and hat on blue background

In 1916, Henry Clay Frick converted his private office at his home on Fifth Avenue into a gallery for the collection of Limoges enamels that he had purchased from the estate of J. Pierpont Morgan for the then-staggering sum of $1,157,500. What was so compelling about these delicate, jewel-like objects that Frick paid such a high price and was willing to sacrifice his sanctuary for their display?

Link to video of Angelo Agostino lecture

October 8, 2010. Angelo Agostino, Scientist, Dipartimento di Chimica Generale e Chimica Organica, Università di Torino, gives his lecture "Authentication of Limoges Enamels by Noninvasive Techniques: The Larcade Collection" for the 3rd Biennial ICOM-CC Experts' Meeting on Enamel on Metal Conservation at The Frick Collection, October 8–9, 2010.