A beautiful KPM quality hand painted miniature portrait of a semi-nude beauty, her shoulders framed by a cascade of flowing chestnut hair and a green shawl draped across her bosom. She has really beautiful eyes. Styled after the Italian painter Angelo Asti (1847 - 1903), whose romantic portraitures of beautiful women were wildly popular at the turn of the century. This piece is the portraiture "La Pensee". The portrait is signed in the lower left "Wagner".
There are several marks on the back of this piece. There is an impressed Hutschenreuther CMHR crown shield mark used between 1857 and 1899. There is another incised mark looks like 10.
The P is over it making it hard to read. It has a partial paper stamp.
I can only make out one word "Paulee". It has a faintly stamped "Germany" in blue next to the green stamp. It has a red number "15" and the word "Pensee".The frame measures approximately 5" wide, 6-1/4" tall and 1/2 deep. Normally these are in elaborate Brass frames. The oval shaped Plaque measures 3-3/8" tall, 2-3/4" wide. The plaque is in really good condition with only one flaw.
On the left side of her hair is a tiny white line. Looks like a small scratch.It could be touched up but I'll leave that to the new owner. You can see it in the 7th photo on the left of the photo. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Plaques & Signs". The seller is "bkjclaire" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.