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    Sale 11899

    Sculpture

    13 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 98

    A CIRCULAR PARCEL-GILT GRISAILLE ENAMEL PLATE REPRESENTING THE MONTH OF JANUARY

    BY PIERRE REYMOND, CIRCA 1565-1570

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    A CIRCULAR PARCEL-GILT GRISAILLE ENAMEL PLATE REPRESENTING THE MONTH OF JANUARY
    BY PIERRE REYMOND, CIRCA 1565-1570
    Signed P.R and inscribed IANVIER in a medallion; the reverse with a profile portrait of a man insert into a star, with strapwork and elaborate foliate scrolls
    8 in. (20.2 cm.) diameter


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    Our plate is after an engraving by Etienne Delaune dated 1568, and it extremely close in painting style, composition and decoration to the reverse to four plates: one depicting the month of March conserved in the Petit Palais in Paris, two depicting the month of April and October in musée d’Ecouen and one presenting the month of September in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford (Notin, loc. cit.). They all appear to come from the same service produced by Pierre Reymond circa 1565-1570.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE SELIGMANN COLLECTION


    Literature

    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:
    B. Descheemaeker, Emaux de Limoges de la Renaissance provenant de la collection de M. Hubert de Givenchy, Paris, 1994.
    V. Notin et al, La Rencontre des Héros, Limoges, 2002, pp. 172-3.