Artist Suzanne de Court, French, 1580-1600
Title
  • Scenes from the Life of Jacob: The Birth of Dan
  • Plate (alternate title)
Date between 1580 and 1600
Medium Enameled metal with polychrome and gilded decoration
Dimensions Overall: 1 1/2 × 9 3/4 inches (3.8 × 24.8 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Joseph M. de Grimme Memorial Fund, funds from A. Alfred Taubman, Gordon and Linda Stewart, John L. Booth, Sr. Memorial Fund, and funds from Alan and Marianne Schwartz; gifts from Mrs. Byron C. Foy, W. Hawkins Ferry, Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Webber, Mrs. Russell Alger, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Wilkinson, Mrs. Walter O. Briggs, Mr. and Mrs. David B. Moreing, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Harman Booth, John Lord Booth, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb, Lillian Henkel Haass, Mrs. Trent McMath, Mrs. Henry Stephens by exchange
Accession Number 1995.15
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: 17th Century French, Level 2 (see map)
Signed Signed: S.C. [monogram of Suzanne de Court]
Inscriptions Inscribed, below rim at top of scene: GENESE XXX
Lord and Lady Swaythling Collection;
May 12, 1970, sold by (Christie, Manson & Woods, London, England) lot 30 [1800 gns.];
Perman;
(Cyril Humphris, London, England);
January 10, 1995, sold by (Sotheby's New York, New York, USA) lot 11;
1995-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Emaux de Limoges de la Renaissance. Paris, 1994, p. 96, (ill.) p. 99, (figs. 26 and 27).

Darr, A. and T. Albainy. "Acquisitions of European sculpture and decorative arts at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 1988 - 1999." The Burlington Magazine 142 (June 2000): p. 407, no. VIII.