• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7784

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    10 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 724

    A PARCEL-GILT POLYCHROME ENAMEL PLATE DEPICTING THE PLAGUE OF FROGS

    FOLLOWER OF PIERRE REYMOND, CIRCA 1600

    Price Realised  

    A PARCEL-GILT POLYCHROME ENAMEL PLATE DEPICTING THE PLAGUE OF FROGS
    FOLLOWER OF PIERRE REYMOND, CIRCA 1600
    Monogrammed 'P.R.' beneath one of the seated figures and also inscribed 'PHARAON.'; the reverse monogrammed twice to the outer border with the initials 'P.R.'; wear to the gilding and other areas enhanced; very minor chips; on a modern wood plate-stand
    7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam.


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    The present plate, with its unusual palette of colours, relates closely to a plate in the Louvre depicting an Old Testament scene (see S. Baratte, Les Emaux Peints de Limoges, Paris, 2000, no. OA952, p. 238). Like that plate, the present example appears to combine the style of Pierre Reymond for the design of the reverse, but is evidently executed by an enameller from the very end of the 16th or beginning of the 17th century.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
    (LOTS 722 - 724)