Style of Jacques Laudin, French (1627-1695)
A Limoges enamel plaque depicting Emperor Nero Claudius Caesar
of oval form, inscribed NERO CLAUDIUS CAESAR VI, within a gilt border, later mounted in a painted frame, the enamel 10cm high
Jacques Laudin produced several series of plaques depicting the Twelve Caesars, based on the early 16th century engravings by Marcantonio Riamondi. Examples can be found in the Louvre, and an example of similar design to the present lot was sold at Christies, Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé sale, 23 February 2009, Paris, lot 549.
Related Literature: V. Notin La Recontre des Heros, Musee Municipal de L'eve che Limoges, 2002, Limoges, 166-177.