Limoges enamel plaque with painted profile portrait
French, late 19th Century
Height 28cm, width 27cm, depth 14cm
This beautiful Limoges enamel plaque depicts a young woman in profile, her pale skin and light hair set above the vibrant red enamel ground. The sitter is adorned in gold and gemstone-studded jewellery, each piece granting the plaque an additional moment of colour and texture. The circular plaque is contained by a gilt metal frame with easel backing.