Musée municipal de L'Evêché, Trésors d'Email, Catalogue des acquisitions 1977-1992, Limoges, 1992, no. 29, pp. 52-3, 154-5, pls. 28-9.
S. Caroselli, The Painted Enamels of Limoges, Los Angeles, 1993, pp. 80-83
Pierre Reymond, probably born in 1513 in Limousin, was one of the most profilic enamel painters of his time. He was instrumental in popularising copper plates and vessels painted in grisaille enamel and enjoyed an enormous commercial success with them. The production of these wares began by 1540 and the last known dated enamel is a plate of 1578 in the Musée du Louvre, Paris. (Caroselli, loc. cit.).
The quality of the painting en grisaille of this elaborate salt-cellar is excellent and the master's crowned monogram within suggests his personal involvment.