Four (4) 19th Century European Portraits and Medallions, one (1) Framed Art Nouveau Gold Brooch, 5 items total. 1st item: Hand painted photograph of Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941) with plaque "Unser Kaiser" (Our Emperor). Later gilt mat with round opening in a burlwood frame, 5" x 5". 2nd-3rd items: Portrait bust medallions of European royalty, bronze or bronze color patinated metal, identified en verso as Furst Von Schwarzenberg and Queen Louise of the Netherlands, each with gilt metallic frame having loop handle at top for hanging or stand attached to back for tabletop use. Both approximately 3" H. 4th item: Miniature watercolor portrait of Marie Dolores Eliza Rosanna Gilbert, Countess of Landsfeld, better known by the stage name Lola Montez. Montez was an Irish dancer and actress who became famous as a "Spanish dancer", courtesan, and mistress to King Ludwig I of Bavaria (who gave her the title of Countess). Illegibly signed lower right. Housed in a gilt metal frame with ribbon style crest and stand en verso. 2 7/8" x 2" overall. 5th item: Framed Art Nouveau Period Gold Metal Brooch or Pin, modeled as an open flower with a woman's face at the center. 1 3/4" x 2". Housed in a later stained wood shadowbox frame with linen mat painted in an Art Nouveau design, 6 1/2" square. Circa 1905. Provenance: Estate of internationally known ragtime pianist and historian Johnny Maddox, Gallatin, TN. CONDITION: 1st-4th items: 3/4" narrow line of discoloration to background of Kaiser portrait and some wear to frames on the portrait medallions, otherwise all very good condition. 5th item: A few miniscule abrasions, overall excellent condition.
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