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

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 125

    A PAIR OF NYMPHENBURG WHITE-GLAZED FIGURES OF A SHEPHERD AND SHEPHERDESS ON OVERLAPPING BASES

    CIRCA 1765, BLUE HEXAGRAM MARK TO EACH, MODELED BY DOMINICAS AULICZEK

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    A PAIR OF NYMPHENBURG WHITE-GLAZED FIGURES OF A SHEPHERD AND SHEPHERDESS ON OVERLAPPING BASES
    CIRCA 1765, BLUE HEXAGRAM MARK TO EACH, MODELED BY DOMINICAS AULICZEK
    He seated on a vertically veined rock ledge, wearing typical shepherd's costume with knee pants, his hat tilted to one side, holding his walking stick between his legs, a small goat at his side; she seated on the extension of the ledge, in full-length frock, her head turned upwards and to the right, a tall staff at her left, a little lamb in her lap, both on realistically modeled rockwork bases contructed to interlock with each other along the shepherd's left and shepherdess's right side
    6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high (2)


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    The present figures, some of the first produced after the untimely death of Franz Anton Bustelli, were conceived by his successor at the factory, Domenikus Auliczek. See Dr. Alfred Ziffer, Nymphenburger Porzellan, Sammlung Bäml, Munich, 1997, pp. 79-80, cat. no. 128 and p. 391.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF LEO & DORIS HODROFF