Louis XV (1710–1774)

Jean-Baptiste Nini Italian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 552

In 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.

Louis XV (1710–1774), Jean-Baptiste Nini (Italian, Urbino 1717–1786 Chaumont-sur-Loire), Medallion: cast terracotta (terre de Chaumont); frame: gilt wood, French, Chaumont-sur-Loire

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