an hexagonal enamelled salt, French, 16th c.
Lot 1
Workshop of Pierre Reymond, French (1513-1584) A 16th century Limoges enamel salt
£5,000 - 7,000
US$ 8,400 - 12,000
Lot Details
Workshop of Pierre Reymond, French (1513-1584) A 16th century Limoges enamel salt
of hexagonal form and with shallow salerons to the top and bottom, the body decorated with six scenes of the Labours of Hercules, the top with a profile portrait of a woman, possibly Deianira, Hercules's wife, the base with a portrait of Hercules, inscribed LE FORT ET HERDI CACVS, 7cm high (2.5" high).

Footnotes

  • Similar examples are in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. Both are attributed to the workshop of Pierre Reymond.
    Related Literature: A similar salt is illustrated in The Walters Art Gallery's Catalogue of The Painted Enamels of The Renaissance, pages 184-186.
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