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    Sale 1987

    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Carpets, And Glass

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 124

    A NYMPHENBURG WHITE COMMEDIA DEL'ARTE FIGURE OF LUCINDA

    1763-1767, BLUE CZM. 118 MARK AT THE SIDE, FROM THE MODEL BY FRANZ ANTON BUSTELLI

    Price Realised  

    A NYMPHENBURG WHITE COMMEDIA DEL'ARTE FIGURE OF LUCINDA
    1763-1767, blue CZM. 118 mark at the side, from the model by Franz Anton Bustelli
    Modeled standing, wearing a jacket over a long skirt, holding a flower
    8 in. (20.3 cm.) high


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    From a series of Commedia del'Arte characters modeled by Franz Anton Bustelli for the Nymphenburg manufactory circa 1760, the present figure was made in the years immediately following his untimely death in 1762, as demonstrated by the presence of the blue mark in use 1763 - circa 1767. See Dr. Alfred Ziffer, Nymphenburger Porzellan, Sammlung Bäml, Munich, 1997, p. 62, cat. no. 94 and p. 391.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF LEO & DORIS HODROFF (LOTS 124-126)