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A NYMPHENBURG FIGURE OF A COUNTRY MESSENGER (LANDBOTE)

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Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000
ca. US$40,440 - US$60,660
Price realised:  £12,500
ca. US$25,275
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A NYMPHENBURG FIGURE OF A COUNTRY MESSENGER ( LANDBOTE )
CIRCA 1760, IMPRESSED BAVARIAN SHIELD MARK TO HIS CHEST, IMPRESSED 1 TO UNDERSIDE OF BASE
A NYMPHENBURG FIGURE OF A COUNTRY MESSENGER ( LANDBOTE ) CIRCA 1760, IMPRESSED BAVARIAN SHIELD MARK TO HIS CHEST, IMPRESSED 1 TO UNDERSIDE OF BASE Modelled by Franz Anton Bustelli , his slightly gaunt face with a moustache, striding across country holding a staff, a rolled up document tied to a satchel slung over his shoulder, wearing a fur-trimmed red cap, a red-lined brown jacket, blue breeches and black shoes, wearing the factory mark as a gilt-edged emblem on his chest, a dog nearby, on a flat mound base edged with sweeping scrolls enriched in gilding (tip of staff lacking, small restored chip to edge of base adjacent to dog, areas of minute wear) 6 11/16 in. (17 cm.) high

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: A Highly Important Private Collection of Meissen and Continental Porcelain
Date of the auction: 11 Dec 2007
Address: Christie's
11 December 2007, London, King Street