Terra Cotta Bust of Marie Antoinette

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After Jean-Baptiste Nini
(French, 1717-1786) inscribed "J. B. Nini, 1780" on shoulder of bust.
Mounted in a neoclassical gilt-brass surround.
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.


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