Circular Limoges enamel plaque in gilt metal frame

£5,500

This beautiful Limoges enamel plaque portraying a young woman in profile is a visual feast, the vibrant colours and variety of textures a joy to the eye.

 

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Description

The circular Limoges enamel plaque portrays a young woman in profile, her face and eyes cast to the left of the picture. The woman, her blonde hair flowing freely, is bedecked in gold jewellery: a superb diadem around her head, the gold links of which are filled with polychrome jewels; an earring of gold and pale blue; and beautiful necklaces about her neck. She wears a light blue dress, the shoulders of which are all that is visible. She is set above a rich red enamel ground, the surface parcel gilt with foliate forms. The style and manner of execution is reminiscence of the Aesthetic Movement, with its emphasis on material beauty.

The plaque is contained by a circular gilt metal frame, the face of which is inset with red velvet. The frame is raised by twin ball feet and supported by an easel backing.

Details

Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Period
Late 19th Century
Style
Figurative Art, Portrait
Material
Enamel, Gilt Metal, Velvet
Colour
Gold, Multi-coloured, Red

Dimensions

Height
28 cm / 11 inches
Width
27 cm / 10.6 inches
Depth
14 cm / 5.5 inches

Reference:
16437

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