Victorian Miniature Portrait Painting of Young Maiden on Porcelain Plaque in Period Shadow Box Frame for your consideration. The shadow box frame measures approx. 8 1/4 inches X 9 inches and approx. 2 inches thick. The miniature porcelain portrait painting measures approx. 2 1/2 inches X 3 inches. 19th Century; KPM-style. Oval porcelain plaque manufactured by Hustschenreuther out of Bavaria. Portrait painting titled “Agesta” after famous Italian artist Angelo Asti. Beautiful young maiden with sandy blonde hair and piercing blue eyes. She is wearing a head-covering with red and white-lace gown. Signed at bottom, “Wagner” for Franz Wagner, famous Austrian artist known for his work with KPM and Royal Vienna. Porcelain plaque has markings on back including Hutschenreuther impressed mark and stamped title, “A Yesta”. Miniature portrait painting is under glass and encased in shadow-box frame. Gold-gilt rococo stylized gesso frame inside black painted wooden box and glass-faced front. New backing has been installed with a photo-copy image of porcelain marks on back of plaque for reference. Overall, very good antique condition. Shows wear commensurate with age and use. Photos nine and ten show some tight hairlines to the gold-gilt gesso frame. The eleventh photo shows that there is an area above the gilt frame that is not painted black and shows natural wood color. The inner gilt frame appears a bit off center as well. Condition issues are not noticeable except under close examination. See photos. Displays exceptional!
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