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    Sale 7683

    A Rococo Fantasy Treasures from a Bavarian Collection

    6 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 285

    A NYMPHENBURG FIGURE OF A FAUN

    CIRCA 1760, INCISED M/3

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    A NYMPHENBURG FIGURE OF A FAUN
    CIRCA 1760, INCISED M/3
    Emblematic of Pan, modelled by Franz Anton Bustelli seated on a tree-stump on a grassy scroll-moulded shaped oval base, holding a twig aloft in his right hand, some areas of restoration to leaf in raised hand, one hoof, a twig on tree-stump and tail, raised arm broken through and restored
    4 3/8 in. (11.2 cm.) high


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    This figure is from the 'Ovidian Gods' series of circa 1755, probably the earliest of Bustelli's models. For a further discussion of this series see Alfred Ziffer, Nymphenburger Porzellan Sammlung Bäuml, Stuttgart, 1997, pp. 23-33.

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