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Collection Anselm von Rothschild, vers 1866, Vienne.
Collection M. Hubert de Givenchy, Paris.
Galerie J. Kugel, Paris.
B. Descheemaeker, Emaux de Limoges de la Renaissance provenant de la collection de M. Hubert de Givenchy, Paris, 1994, no. 13, pp. 68-69.
V. Notin et al, La Rencontre des Héros, Limoges, 2002, no. 23.
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A PARCEL-GILT POLYCHROME ENAMEL EWER DEPICTING THE DESTRUCTION OF PHARAOH'S ARMY
ATTRIBUTED TO JEAN COURT, CIRCA 1575-1600
With a broad spout decorated on the inside with gilt foliate scrolls and to the outside with acanthus leaves, the upper section of the body decorated with a procession of putti, the lower section with Moses standing in front of Pharaoh's army drowning in the sea, on a circular spreading foot with gilt foliate scrolls and a band of grotesque beasts; minor cracks, wear to gilding and restorations
The present ewer is closely related to an example belonging to the Municipal Museum of the Bishopric of Limoges, discussed in the recent publication on enamels by Veronique Notin (loc. cit.).
For a general discussion on attributions to Jean Court, see also the final paragraph of the note to lot 521.