Empress Catherine II

Jean-Baptiste Nini Italian

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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.

Empress Catherine II, Jean-Baptiste Nini (Italian, Urbino 1717–1786 Chaumont-sur-Loire), Medallion: cast terracotta (terre de Chaumont); frame: wood, green with gilt molding on edges), French, Chaumont-sur-Loire

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