A Limoges polychrome enamel portrait plaque of Claude de Lorraine, attributed to Leonard Limousin (active 1532-1575).

Claude de Lorraine, (1496-1550), was the first Duc de Guise and the grandfather of Mary, Queen of Scots. He is portrayed, on a blue ground, in an ermine edged coat and black cap, wearing a gold chain around his neck, 13cm by 18cm, in an ebonised wood frame with gilt brass decoration and hardstone inserts.

 

REFERENCE: EWA 08501

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