A fine quality, antique portrait miniature of Queen Louise Augusta (1776-1810) with her signature scarf and headpiece. She used the scarf to disguise a slight swelling of the throat but it also inspired a fashion trend in Berlin. The plaque is similar in quality to KPM but is unidentified.
MAKER After Gustav Richter (German, 1823-84)
MARKS Gilt bronze frame stamped: Royal M Mfg. Co. (American).
DATE c. 1890
DIMENSIONS Width 5 Height 7.75 in. Sight: Width 2.5 Height 3.25 in.