07 juillet 2010

A Limoges enamel and parcel gilt plate depicting 'October'. Attributed to the Workshop of Jean Miette (Active 1563-1568)

A Limoges enamel and parcel gilt plate depicting 'October' after an engraving by Etienne Delaune of 1568. Attributed to the Workshop of Jean Miette (Active 1563-1568) photo Bonhams depicting a scene of peasants making wine, with a bearded man crushing the grapes, and another pouring them in to the barrel, with further men in the background picking grapes and a village behind, with a pair of scales to the sky (the Zodiac sign for Libra) and inscribed in gilt lettering 'OCTOBRE', within a border of grisaille scrolls, the... [Lire la suite]