A superb porcelain plaque made in Germany in the early 20th century. It is a portrait of Otto von Bismarck after the original oil painting from 1884 by Franz von Lenbach.
The piece was painted by Ernst Brödel who was a designer and artist that worked for KPM Berlin for a long time but also did work on his own and for other studios. There are larger KPM pieces with more of the body out there but I could not find any other pieces with mainly the head. The plaque is entirely hand painted with lots of detail. The plaque is of a large size being 9 inches tall, 6.625 inches wide and about 0.125 inches thick.
The porcelain is not marked at all in the back but it has "Bismarck" v. Lenbach gemalt von Kunstmaler Broedel on the back as shown.
Bismarck was the first Chancellor of the Germany from 1871 to 1890. If you like my goodies have a look at my other auctions for a lot more top maker pieces like KPM , Hutschenreuther and so on. Photos are part of the description - if you need others just let me know exactly what you are looking for and I'll take care of it speedily!
Please do not send me questions on items other than my own! The item "Antique 20thC German Porcelain Bismarck Portrait Plaque Porzellan Bild Porträt" is in sale since Thursday, October 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\KPM". The seller is "kpmisbetter" and is located in Sparta, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.