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A NYMPHENBURG WHITE FIGURE OF A BEGGAR modelled by Franz Anton Bustelli, wearing tattered clothes, in a contra-posto pose holding out an empty tattered hat in his right hand, his bearded head turned to one side and his left arm resting on a staff, a sling about his shoulders containing a bowl and a spoon, stepping across a flat rococo scroll shaped base before a tree-stump, a mongrel at his feet looking up with a hungry, mournful expression (minute chip to edge of base), impressed shield mark and incised o, iron-red NZO/sf, circa 1760

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A NYMPHENBURG WHITE FIGURE OF A BEGGAR modelled by Franz Anton Bustelli, wearing tattered clothes, in a contra-posto pose holding out an empty tattered hat in his right hand, his bearded head turned to one side and his left arm resting on a staff, a sling about his shoulders containing a bowl and a spoon, stepping across a flat rococo scroll shaped base before a tree-stump, a mongrel at his feet looking up with a hungry, mournful expression (minute chip to edge of base), impressed shield mark and incised o, iron-red NZO/sf, circa 1760
17cm. high

Lot Essay

The only other example mentioned in the literature is in the Bayer. Nationalmuseum, Munich, illustrated Rainer Rückert, Franz Anton Bustelli, no. 5 and Friedrich H. Hofmann, Geschichte der Porzellan-Manfaktur Nymphenburg, vol. 1, pl. 7. It is the companion to the Bettlerin and the Läufer mit Konsortin groups
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