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A NYMPHENBURG GROUP OF THE RAPE OF PROSERPINE
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A NYMPHENBURG GROUP OF THE RAPE OF PROSERPINE

CIRCA 1765, IMPRESSED BAVARIAN SHIELD MARK AND INCISED 43

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A NYMPHENBURG GROUP OF THE RAPE OF PROSERPINE
CIRCA 1765, IMPRESSED BAVARIAN SHIELD MARK AND INCISED 43
Modelled by Dominikus Auliczek with a winged and bearded Pluto carrying off Proserpine, both scantily clad, a recumbent putto at Pluto's feet holding a mask in one hand and a mallet in the other, on a square rocky mound plinth base edged in gilding (Prosperine broken from Pluto's arms and restuck, restoration to Proserpine's left arm, robe, feet, right fingers and Pluto's left hand, both their right arms restuck, very slight wear to gilding)
8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) high
Exhibited
Musée Ariana, Geneva, 1999.
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A comparable example of this very rare group is illustrated by Friedrich H. Hofmann, Geschichte der Bayerischen Porzellan-Manufaktur Nymphenburg (Leipzig, 1921), Vol. I, p. 180, fig. 170 (formerly in the Hirth Collection and now in the Bayerische Natonalmuseum, Inv.-Nr. 17/256).
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