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A PARCEL-GILT GRISAILLE ENAMEL TAZZA DEPICTING THE FEAST OF DIDO AND AENEAS ATTRIBUTED TO PIERRE REYMOND, 1552
The lid surmounted by a later gilt-copper figure of Venus and decorated with a procession of Diana in a chariot being drawn by deer and attended by music-making nymphs and angels, the underside decorated with four medallions of putti playing instruments and elaborate gilt-foliate scrolls, the tazza on a circular foot with garlands suspended from lion's masks and with cartouches with scenes from the life of Hercules alternating with putti, also signed with initials '.P.R' and dated '1552', the inside of the tazza depicting the Feast of Dido and Aeneas within a border of gilt foliate scroll-work; minor chips, cracks and repairs, wear to gilding, areas of the gilding refreshed
The present tazza displays a number of motifs to be found on other works by Pierre Reymond, but is closest in form and iconography to an example in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, which is signed with initials and dated 1554 (for an illustration see Descheemaeker, op. cit., fig. 2, p. 23).