Antique Vienna Cabinet Plate "Unschuld." Signed Wagner
Painted on this cabinet plate is a virginal young woman dressed in a flimsy nightgown, with one breast partially exposed. Verso it is inscribed "Unschuld" ..Innocence. ( I cannot feel that this erotic portrayal is intended to promote the ideal of chastity.) The border is elaborately jewelled with raised gilt decoration on eau de nil ground with red medallions. It is beautifully painted by Wagner who did much of their finer painting. It has the Beehive mark in underglaze blue.
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