The plaque is signed Greiner in the lower right corner of the plaque. Greiner was a well known Porcelain decorator and his name appears on a many porcelain plaques and portrait plates. The plaque is impressed "311", which references the size of the plaque, as well as "HR" inside of a circle, both of which confirm the fact that the plaque itself was manufactured by Hutschenreuther. The "HR" mark was used by Hutschenreuther prior to 1904.
The plaque is also marked Germany over the glaze. Style and quality are superb and are typical of German porcelain plaques of the late 19th century.
Even the individual hair strands are visible in the painting. I guarantee this plaque to be 100% authentic, 100 years old or older, and completely hand painted (not a transfer)! Plaque: 7¼ " x 5 " (18,4 cm x 12,7 cm). Frame: 17¼"H x 15"W x 3D. This wonderfully decorated portrait plaque is in EXCELLENT condition with a beautiful original glaze.
There is a small inconsequential scratch in the red area above the signature (see photo). Any other white spots or lines in the photographs are from the flash and/or reflections and are not damage. The inner heavily gilded wood and gesso frame is extraordinarly ornate and detailed and is in excellent condition. Both plaque and gilded frame are then enclosed in an antique wood preservation shadowbox frame. The outer frame is painted black and the paint appears to be original.Although the shadowbox frame is physically in very good condition, it does show wear on a few high points on the frame, especially in the corners near the nail holes. It still includes the original rolled wavy glass. Additional photographs available upon request. If you have any questions about this item, please contact me.
Numerous additional photographs are available upon request. Please watch for my other auctions which will include KPM, Royal Vienna, and Hutschenreuther. The item "Antique Hutschenreuther Nude Asti GERMAN PORCELAIN PLAQUE Signed Greiner KPM" is in sale since Sunday, May 12, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Other Antique Ceramics".The seller is "kpmfanatic" and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.