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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. 12, pp. 64-65
S. Baratte, Les Emaux peints de Limoges, Paris, 2000, pp. 350-57.
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A CIRCULAR PARCEL-GILT POLYCHROME ENAMEL PLATE DEPICTING JOSEPH RECEIVING HIS BROTHERS
ATTRIBUTED TO JEAN COURT, CIRCA 1600
Depicting Joseph and a servant to the left of the scene gesturing to his brothers on the right, with a classical cityscape to the background, inscribed in gilt lettering along the upper edge '.GXLIII', with an outer border of grotesque beasts alternating with masks and cartouches; the reverse with three herm figures intertwined with strapwork signed with initials 'I.C.', and an outer border of stylised foliage; minor restorations
The present plate forms part of a series depicting scenes from the life of Joseph, of which seven other plates are to be found in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (Baratte, loc. cit.).
For a general discussion on attributions to Jean Court, see also the final paragraph of the note to lot 521.