8 December 2003
A Nymphenburg model of a mastiff
Seated on his haunches with his head turned round, looking back to his left, his white coat with large mottled grey dark-brown patches, his tail curled upwards over his bottom, on an elongated shaped flat base edged with sweeping curves (left rear leg partially lacking, minute chipping to underside edge of base)
4 1/8 in. (10.4 cm.) high
Dr. Paul von Ostermann Collection, Darmstadt-Munich, sale Cassirer and Helbing, Berlin (Part I), 30th October - 2nd November 1928, lot 636, fig. XXIV
Museo Castello del Buonconsiglio, Trento, inv. M.N. n. 485.
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Alfred Ziffer, 1991, pp. 62-3, no. 30, where he states that the model is by Bustelli or Auliczek.
For a similar example without coloured decoration, see Alfred Ziffer, Nymphenburger Porzellan, Sammlung Bäuml, Schloss Nymphenburg Catalogue, Munich (Stuttgart, 1997), p. 99, no. 169.
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