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Collection Comte de Warwick, Christie's, Londres, le 17 juillet 1896, lot 23.
Collection John Edward Taylor, 1912.
Collection Sir Samuel Montagu, first Baron Swaythling.
Collection Adda; Paris, Palais Galliera, 29 nov. - 3 dec. 1965, lot 181.
Collection privée, Paris.
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. 14-15, pp. 70-75.
P. Verdier and J. Foccarino, The Frick Collection - an Illustrated Catalogue, VIII, Limoges Painted Enamels, New York, 1977, pp. 207-211.
S. Baratte, Les Emaux peints de Limoges, Paris, 2000, pp. 358-359.
Londres, 1874, South Kensington Loan Exhibition, nos. 764-765.
Londres, 1897, The Burlington Fine Art Club Exhibition, nos. 158-159.
Post Lot Text
A PAIR OF PARCEL-GILT POLYCHROME GRISAILLE ENAMEL CANDLESTICKS
ATTRIBUTED TO JEAN COURT, CIRCA 1600
Each with a nozzle decorated with caryatids alternating with bunches of fruit, above a circular drip pan with fantastical sea-beasts, and a spreading base decorated with eight lobed medallions depicting scenes from the Labours of Hercules; the underside of each with a paper label inscribed in ink 'MONTAGU'; very minor chips, losses and restorations
These candlesticks are part of a small number of surviving candlesticks including a pair in the Musée du Louvre, Paris, dated to circa 1600 (Baratte loc. cit.).
For a general discussion on attributions to Jean Court, see also the final paragraph of the note to lot 521.