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Attributed to Pierre Reymond (1513 - 1584) French, Limoges, circa 1580

plaque of July, from the series of the Months

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 25,000 USD

Property from the Estate of Alexis Gregory, sold to Benefit the Alexis Gregory Foundation

Attributed to Pierre Reymond (1513 - 1584) French, Limoges, circa 1580

Attributed to Pierre Reymond (1513 - 1584) French, Limoges, circa 1580

plaque of July, from the series of the Months

plaque of July, from the series of the Months

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 25,000 USD

Lot sold:

60,480

USD

Attributed to Pierre Reymond (1513 - 1584)

French, Limoges, circa 1580

plaque of July, from the series of the Months


inscribed IVILIET

enameled copper

width 8 in.; 20.3cm.

Standard surface abrasions. Several chips to enamel around edge (visible in image of lot). 


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Sotheby's London, 27 April, 1972, lot 22;
Herman Baer;
Collection of Max Falk, New York;
Sotheby's New York, 17 October, 2000, lot 62
This design is derived from two allegorical sets of the months that were published by the goldsmith and engraver Étienne Delaune in 1561 and 1568. The present plaque represents the month of July, with the zodiac sign of Leo included in the clouds above. A similarly painted plaque depicting the month of May and signed P.R. is in the collection of the Taft Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio.

RELATED LITERATURE:
P. Verdier, The Walters Art Gallery, Catalogue of the Painted Enamels of the Renaissance, Baltimore, 1967.