8 December 2003
A Nymphenburg group of the Jealous Lover
Circa 1765, impressed Bavarian shield mark to support
After a model by F.A. Bustelli, the ageing gentleman with long, loose hair, wearing an open jacket, a buttoned waistcoat and trunk-breeches, leaning round the scrolling rococo column of a parapet and peering through an eye-glass at his companion seated nearby, her head turned away to the left to regard another, wearing a court dress with ribbons, wearing a small ruff and feathers in her hair, the top of the column surmounted by a seated monkey looking at itself in a hinged mirror and combing its head, the front impressed with a Bavarian shield within moulded scrolls, on a large flat plinth base edged with sweeping scrolls (her right hand lacking, filled firing crack to his left ankle, chip to mirror and chipping to ribbons, open firing crack behind lady)
8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm.) high
According to Ziffer, probably the 'J.E.' Collection, Berlin, sale Cassirer and Helbing, Berlin, 5th 6th December 1929, lot 202, fig. VIII, although it also appears to correspond to the example illustrated by Friedrich Hofmann, Geschichte der Porzellan-Manufaktur Nymphenburg (Leipzig, 1923), Vol. I. p. 118, fig. 113, which is listed as being in the Dr. von Ostermann Collection, from which other figures in this collection were acquired
Museo Castello del Buonconsiglio, Trento, inv. M.N. n. 500.
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Alfred Ziffer, 1991, pp. 76-7, no. 39.
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