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    Sale 7430

    A Highly Important Private Collection of Meissen and Continental Porcelain

    11 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 137


    CIRCA 1765-70

    Price Realised  


    CIRCA 1765-70
    After a model by Franz Anton Bustelli, the gallant wearing a wide-brimmed hat, white coat with blue trim and puce lining, iron-red breeches, leaning forward to kiss his companion, the girl in a white blouse, green bodice and flowing skirt with puce flowers, retracting her cheek and gripping his forearm, seated on an elaborate sweeping C-scroll support on a shaped mound base enriched in colours and gilding (small areas of restoration to brim of his hat and her left thumb, chip to edge of base, some flaking and overpainting to green enamels of her bodice, slight wear)
    7½ in. (19 cm.) wide

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    The present group is an adaptation of Bustelli's group 'Lovers among the ruins', which has an additional architectural backdrop behind the figures. For an illustration of this group, see Alfred Ziffer, Nymphenburger Porzellan, Sammlung Bäuml, Schloss Nymphenburg Catalogue, Munich (Stuttgart, 1997), p. 51, no. 70.

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