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19th Century Portrait Prince Otto von Bismarck Labeled Merkel-Heine, Wiesbaden

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We are offering... A Late 19th Century Hand Painted Portrait of Prince Otto von Bismarck Prince Otto von Bismarck was born April 1, 1815 in Schönhausen, Altmark of Prussia [Germany] and died July 30, 1898. He became the prime minister of Prussia (1862–73, 1873–90) and founder and first chancellor (1871–90) of the German Empire. Within Bismarck's first 9 years of ruling as Prussia's prime minister, he turned their narrative as the weakest of the five European powers to becoming victorious in three wars, and the emergence of the unified German Empire in the heart of Europe. After 28 years as prime minister and 19 as chancellor, the map of Europe had been changed beyond measure. This is a rare piece in such excellent condition. On the back of the plaque is a paper label that reads: "Kunstinstitut fur Porzellan Malerei - Merkel-Heine, Wiesbaden " This was a porcelain decorating studio active in the 19th century through the early 20th century in Germany. On the back of the porcelain plaque is impressed "464". This hand painted porcelain portrait is a rendition of an oil painting by Franz von Lenbach, titled "Otto Fürst von Bismarck" and dated 1896. Approximate Dimensions: Frame Height:14 3/4" Frame Width: 12 3/4" Window Height: 5 1/2" Window Width:4 1/4" Plaque Height: 6 1/2" Plaque Width: 5" Condition: The porcelain plaque is in excellent condition, there is some soil around the perimeter. There are no scratches or scuffs on the porcelain image. The frame has two, chips in the lower left corner. There are few, very minor scuffs in the velvet but still in amazing condition for its age. Please see all photos for complete description. Because of the value of this piece it will be professionally packaged, shipped, and insured Any overage on shipping will be gladly refunded California residents must pay state sales tax LOC F
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