Jean-Baptiste Nini, Plaque of Louis XV, dated 1770

 

A very fine late 18thc French Terracotta medallion,

depicting Louis XV of France,

by Jean-Baptiste Nini (1717-1786)

signed and dated 1770

TITLED: LUDOVICUS XV REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS - MDCCLXX

Signed: J B NINI F 1770 (incised on tranche)

 

This important cast terracotta plaque (terre de Chaumont) was created by "a technique of his own invention...Nini refined the local clay through a process of elutriation and used it to cast his medallions from finely engraved copper molds" (MET).

 

Measuring 15.9 cm (6 1/4 in) in diameter

A very fine late 18th C terracotta plaque of Louis XV, Jean-Baptiste Nini, 1770

C$5,500.00Price
  • Additional Information

    Literature:

    A. Cerboni Baiardi, B. Sibille, Nini, D'Urbino aux rives de la Loire, Paysages et visages européens, cat. exp., Milan, 2001, pp. 192-195, n° 75.

    Comparable examples:

    An identical example is on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) accession number 52.189.10

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