17 April 2000
A Nymphenburg figure of Minerva
Circa 1770, impressed shield mark at back of shield, incised 5d to base
Modelled turned to the left, in red-plumed helmet, blue cloak, gilt-fringed pale-blue cuirass over a pink skirt, supporting a shield at her feet moulded with Medusa's mask, on a square base (broken through neck and repaired, chip to left shoulder, back of cloak and to front corner of base, slight wear to gilding)
5½ in. (14 cm.) high
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Cf. Friedrich H. Hofmann, Geschichte der Porzellan-Manufaktur Nymphenburg (Leipzig 1921), vol I, p. 155, pl. 143 for a similar model.
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Please note there is no dagger on this lot.
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