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Auction: Auction 08.12.2003
was auctioned on: 8 December 2003
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A Nymphenburg figure of a putto in disguise as Mars

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Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000
ca. US$3,500 - US$5,250
Price realised:  £3,585
ca. US$6,274
Lot number 66, Views: 160

A Nymphenburg figure of a putto in disguise as Mars Circa 1755-60, incised 8 Modelled by F.A. Bustelli , in an agressive pose with his sword drawn and holding a circular shield, looking to his his left wearing a brightly plumed blue helmet with a gilt visor, his blue breastplate with a gilt panel moulded with a fleur-de-lys, wearing high black boots and a brown-striped yellow sash loosely wrapped about his waist and falling to the ground, a scabbard suspended at his left hip, on a shaped flat mound base strewn with silvered cannon balls about his feet, incised and applied with tufts of grass and edged with sweeping gilt scrolls (broken through below knees and restored, shield restuck, sword blade and scabbard a replacement, small chip to edge of base and inside edge of shield) 4 in. (10.3 cm.) high

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 08.12.2003
Date of the auction: 8 Dec 2003
Address: Christie's
London, King Street