Masters Plaque, Museum no. M.209-1925

Masters Plaque
Gilded copper with champlevé enamel
England, probably Winchester
Museum no. M.209-1925
Given by Dr Robert masters to the Rev Thomas Kerrich in 1796

The early history of enamelling in England is uncertain. This plaque, showing the last Judgement, is extremely unusual in both style - with Christ's clinging draperies - and the choice of imagery. Its closest links appear in English manuscripts rather than in other enamels.