Beautiful 19th Century Austrian Solid Silver Signed Portrait Miniature Brooch
BEAUTIFUL 19TH CENTURY AUSTRIAN (VIENNA) SOLID SILVER HAND PAINTED SIGNED PORTRAIT MINIATURE BROOCH. This is a stunning 18th Century Solid Silver Brooch with a Hand Painted Portrait Miniature of a young lady, it is signed Ruslie? Though i dont know who the artist is, i would date this to circa 1872 making it over 145 years old, it is a beautiful Austrian hallmarked solid silver Oval Brooch with a stunning egg and dart framed border that contrast beautifully with the finely hand painted portrait miniature, the portrait miniature is so finely painted, the detailing is breath taking, this is a portrait Miniature of the famous 19th century beauty. She is wearing a delicate yet very pretty cream dress which is trimmed around her neckline with Ermine.
She has wonderful full puffed sleeves. With orange lace sewn across, its beautiful, she is wearing a stunning large amber cruxifix which in turn has attached to natural pearls drapped over her shoulder, she has a head dress of pearls which sit delicately upon her rich brown hair which has the most stunning ringlets, this frames her absolutely very detailed beautiful face, she is so very pretty, her name is. She was on the stage. She had an affair with.
The brooch in which it sits has a bevelled glass to the front which again is a sign of quality, the border to the brooch is silver and has a wonderful egg and dart design, the pin has a lovely fitting to keep it secure.. Fully hallmarked , this will add something very special to any collection, it is in wonderful condition. Charlotte von Hagn was a daughter of the businessman Karl von Hagn and his wife Josepha Schwab. Her younger brother was the painter Ludwig von Hagn. At her first appearance at the 1828 Munich Hoftheater, the audience applauded at once and she had huge successes at the Burgtheaters in Vienna, Dresden, Berlin and Budapest.
From 1838 to 1846 she belonged to the Berlin Hofbühne. She worked in St Petersburg, Hamburg, Budapest and other cities and seems to have been celebrated everywhere she went. Her talent for comedy was apparently based on her beauty and demeanour. She was described as a witty and charming conversationalist, and she competed with Karoline Bauer; the theatre audiences were divided into "Hagnerians" and "Bauerians".
She was much less well-suited to tragic roles. Her witty impromptu asides gave her the nickname of "the German Déjazet". In the spring of 1848 she married the landowner Alexander von Oven and retired from the stage, but she was divorced in 1851.
She had an affair with Franz Liszt, who called her the concubine of two kings, and may have had an affair with Bavarian King Ludwig I. He commissioned a portrait of her from his court painter Joseph Karl Stieler in 1828 for his Gallery of Beauties.
After her divorce, Charlotte von Hagn lived for a time in Gotha and then in Munich, where she died in April 1891. She was buried as Charlotte von Oven in the Alter Südfriedhof in Munich. Her grave has been preserved.
Artist of the portrait Miniature... The item "BEAUTIFUL 19TH CENTURY AUSTRIAN SOLID SILVER SIGNED PORTRAIT MINIATURE BROOCH" is in sale since Sunday, September 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver". The seller is "silver_treasures" and is located in ledbury. This item can be shipped worldwide.