A & A spacer courtauld institute of art
quick search advanced search browse temp folder

Mirror case (valve de miroir) (Front)

Mirror case (valve de miroir) (Front)
enlarge image zoom image


Secular. Courtly love.

Repository Institution

To purchase an image

Venice, Museo Correr

Cl. XVII n. 3


Height: 100mm (diameter)

Hawking party; courting couple; lady and youth hawking on horseback; youth with a hawk on his wrist; hunter on foot; trees.
Corner terminals: crouching monsters.

Koechlin Number: 1024

Lazari 1859: France, 13th century.
Koechlin 1924: France, mid 14th century.
Mariacher 1967: France, 2nd half of the 14th century.
Venice 1988: France, 13th-14th century.
Museum's opinion 2010: France, late 13th or early 14th century.


Recessed back.

Collection of Teodoro Correr, Venice (at least from c. 1800; manuscript inventory evidence): given by him in 1830.

V. Lazari, Notizia delle opere d'arte e d'antichità della Raccolta Correr di Venezia (Venice, 1859), no. 729.
E. Molinier, Venise et ses arts décoratifs, ses musées et ses collections (Paris, 1889), p. 226.
Elenco degli oggetti esposti. Museo Civico e Raccolta Correr Venezia (Venice, 1899), p. 212, pl. XIII, no. 576.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 385; II, no. 1024.
G. Mariacher, Arte a Venezia dal medioevo al Settecento. Testimonianze e recuperi, exhibition catalogue, Venice, Museo Correr, 1971, pp. 268-269.
G. Mariacher, 'Gli avori del Museo Correr di Venezia', in Rassegna dell'Istruzione artistica', II-4 (1967), pp. 33-48 (pp. 34-35).
Una Città e il suo museo. Un secolo e mezzo di collezioni civiche veneziane, ed. by G. Romanelli, exhibition catalogue, Venice, Museo Correr, 1988, p. 80, no. I.125.
P. Williamson and G. Davies, Medieval Ivory Carvings 1200-1550 (London, 2014), in relation to no. 192.


© Museo Correr, Venice (Italy).

All images on this website are made available exclusively for scholarly and educational purposes and may not be used commercially.

spacer spacer spacer spacer
Please remember to acknowledge any use of the site in publications and lectures as: 'Gothic Ivories Project at The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, www.gothicivories.courtauld.ac.uk', followed by the date you accessed the site.