Maximiliane Borzaga was a Munich beauty of Italian descent. She was the daughter of a salt and pawnshop cashier from Rovereto, Italy who eventually settled in Rochus Lane in Munich. She married a physician, and had a son and a daughter by him.
1847 Lola Montez by Joseph Karl Stieler (Schönheitengallerie Schloß Nymphenburg - München, Bayern, Germany) Mistress of Bavaria's King Leopold I and, by grace of the same King, Countess of Landsfeld. She emigrated to the USA.
This is an example of a ferroniere. The ferroniere is a chain of pearls that drapes across the forehead with a bead in the center of the forehead. This was a very popular jewelry item worn during the Italian Renaissance.
1820s MINIATURE PORTRAIT-CORNELIA VETERLEI BY STIELER