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A Nymphenburg bust emblematic of Summer
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A Nymphenburg bust emblematic of Summer

CIRCA 1757, IMPRESSED SHIELD MARK

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A Nymphenburg bust emblematic of Summer
Circa 1757, impressed shield mark
Modelled by F.A. Bustelli as a young girl looking to her right, wearing a green hat and flowers in her hair, a white chemise, a pale green-lined red robe wrapped around her right shoulder and over her left shoulder and chest, a sheaf of wheat and a sickle tucked in the robe at her right side, on a waisted wide circular socle with a moulded step, the front centred with an impressed gilt-edged Bavarian shield surrounded by moulded puce and gilt scrolls, the edge of the socle with a gilt line border (flaking to green enamel of hat, some wear to gilding, minute chip to lining of robe near sickle, minute areas of wear to red enamel)
5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high
Provenance
Darmstädter Collection, Berlin, sale Lepke, Berlin, 21st - 23rd March 1925, lot 252, fig. 65
Kaumheimer Collection
Museo Castello del Buonconsiglio, Trento, inv. M.N. n. 521.
Literature
Alfred Ziffer, 1991, pp. 60-1, no. 29.
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Lot Essay

For a similar example in the white, see Alfred Ziffer, Nymphenburger Porzellan, Sammlung Bäuml, Schloss Nymphenburg Catalogue, Munich (Stuttgart, 1997), p. 44, no. 58, where she is illustrated alongside an example of Winter, and p. 43, nos. 57 and 59 for Spring and Autumn.
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