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    Sale 7683

    A Rococo Fantasy Treasures from a Bavarian Collection

    6 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 286

    A NYMPHENBURG BUST EMBLEMATIC OF WINTER

    FINAL QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY

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    A NYMPHENBURG BUST EMBLEMATIC OF WINTER
    FINAL QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY
    After the model by Franz Anton Bustelli, the quarter-length bust of a bearded man looking to his left, with truncated arms, wearing a fur-lined cap and blue jacket, yellow-lined iron-red cape and a muff, on a waisted wide circular socle with a moulded step, the front centred with an impressed shield surrounded by moulded puce scrolls, gilt line border adjacent to footrim, shallow chip to reverse of stepped base, minute chip to beard, very slight wear, firing crack to socle
    5 7/8 in. (14.6 cm.) high


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    For a similar example in the Reiss-Museum, see the Kunstgeschichtliche und Kunsthandwerkliche Sammlungen Catalogue (Manheim, 1966), pl. 89.

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