Jean de Court

Jean de Court (French, from Limoges, active 1572—1585) was one of the greatest enamel painters in the French city of Limoges, which by the 1200s was famous for its enamel work. He was also employed by the French royal court, and appointed painter to the king in 1572. On his death in 1585, Jean’s son Charles de Court succeeded him in that position.

Only one work of art by Jean de Court is fully signed and dated, creating some confusion over works signed with the initials I.D.C., I.C., and I.C.D.V. However, current belief is that these all represent the same master enamellist.