07 juillet 2010

A Limoges grisaille enamel and parcel gilt plate depicting 'Avril' by Jean de Court, called Master I.C (Active 1555-1585)

A Limoges grisaille enamel and parcel gilt plate depicting 'Avril' by Jean de Court, called Master I.C (Active 1555-1585). photo Bonhams decorated with a scene of an amorous couple disturbed by a jester, with a table laid with food to their left and an orange tree behind, with a ram (the zodiac sign for April) depicted at the top, and inscribed in gilt lettering AVRIL, the border with grisaille scrolling strapwork centred by flesh coloured grotesque masks and intersperced with bunches of fruit, the reverse with... [Lire la suite]