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Italy, circa 1800
The wax portraits inset with paste jewels and mounted in a round wood frame.
Depicting Claudia de’ Medici and Eleonora de’ Medici Duchess of Mantova
Claudia de' Medici (Florence 4 June 1604 – Innsbruck 25 December 1648) daughter of Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany and Christina of Lorraine, was Archduchess of Austria & Countess of Tyrol and
Duchess of Urbino
Eleonora de' Medici (Florence 28 February 1567 – Cavriana 9 September 1611) was a daughter of Francesco I de' Medici and Joanna of Austria, daughter of Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, and Anna of Bohemia and Hungary. She was a family member of the famous House of Medici and the sister of Marie de' Medici the Queen of France. By marriage she was Duchess consort of Mantua.
12.3 cm diam.