Claudius POPELIN (1825-1892)

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Claudius POPELIN (1825-1892)
A gold (750‰) and silver (800‰) circular brooch adorned with a miniature painted in polychrome enamel on porcelain enhanced with translucent enamel on paillon (copper?) depicting a "profile of a woman in a red dress", surrounded by rose-cut diamonds.
Miniature signed CP.
French work, Limoges, 19th century, c. 1880-90. Diameter : 3 cm. Gross weight : 14,2 g.
Claudius Popelin : enamel painter of the XIXth century, known for his historical portraits, in particular feminine ones such as Joan of Arc, Gallia or Queen Eleutheria, is a major actor of the renaissance of painted enamels in the XIXth century.
He perfected his technique with François-Édouard Picot and Ary Scheffer. Claudius Popelin was one of Lucien Falize's regular enamellers.
A theoretician of the enamel technique, he was also the author of "L'émail des peintres" (1866) and "Les vieux arts du feu" (1869).
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