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    Sale 7683

    A Rococo Fantasy Treasures from a Bavarian Collection

    6 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 293

    A NYMPHENBURG GROUP OF 'THE SLEEPER DISTURBED' (DER GESTORTE SCHLAFER)

    CIRCA 1765-70, IMPRESSED SHIELD MARK TO THE TOP OF THE OBELISK

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    A NYMPHENBURG GROUP OF 'THE SLEEPER DISTURBED' (DER GESTORTE SCHLAFER)
    CIRCA 1765-70, IMPRESSED SHIELD MARK TO THE TOP OF THE OBELISK
    After a model by Franz Anton Bustelli with a farm boy asleep, arms folded, resting on a series of C-scrolls, a hound recumbent at his feet, beside him a farm girl playing a xylophone to one side, before a knarled tree-trunk and obelisk on a mound base moulded with scrolls, cracked through base and restored, some other areas of damage and restoration
    9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high


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    See also an undecorated example in the Bauml Collection, illustrated by Alfred Ziffer, Nymphenburger Porzellan Sammlung Bauml, Munich, Catalogue Stuttgart, 1997, p. 49, no. 68. Another coloured example of this group is illustrated by Friedrich Hofmann, Geschichte der Porzellan-Manufaktur Nymphenburg Leipzig, 1923, Vol. II, col. pl. 11.

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    Provenance

    Acquired from Röbbig of Munich.