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Collection Frédéric Spitzer, vers 1891, Paris.
Collection J. et S. Goldschmidt, vers 1913, Francfort.
Collection W. von Pannwitz, vers 1925, Haarlem.
Collection Rosenberg & Stiebel, New York.
Collection M. Hubert de Givenchy, Paris.
Galerie J. Kugel, Paris.
Popelin, Catalogue de la collection Spitzer, Paris, 1891, II, no. 165, p. 71.
Otto van Falke, Die Kunstsammlung von Pannwitz, Munich, 1925, no. 73, pl. XV.
B. Descheemaeker, Emaux de Limoges de la Renaissance provenant de la collection de M. Hubert de Givenchy, Paris, 1994, no. 21, pp. 96-99.
S. Baratte, Les Emaux peints de Limoges, Paris, 2000, p. 374.
Post Lot Text
A CIRCULAR PARCEL-GILT POLYCHROME ENAMEL DISH DEPICTING ISAAC AT GERAR BY SUZANNE DE COURT, CIRCA 1600
Depicting three men shovelling earth into a well in the foreground and with men building houses and herding animals in the background, inscribed in gilt lettering along the upper edge '.GENESE.XXVI' and signed with initials '.S.C.'; with an outer border decorated with fantastical beasts alternating with masks and urns; the reserve with four grotesque herm figures, female masks and vases with flowers contained within strap-work and an outer border of gilt stiff-leaf decoration; very minor wear to gilding
Although no works among the many surviving objects signed by Suzanne Court are dated, it is generally agreed on stylistic grounds that she was active around 1600. A number of plates exist which appear to be part of the same series as the lot offered here including a pair of plates offered in the Cyril Humphris Collection (Sotheby's, New York, 10 Jan. 1995, lot 11) and an example in the Louvre (Baratte, loc. cit.).