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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 Minerva

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
ca. US$5,250 - US$8,750
Price realised:  £4,780
ca. US$8,365
Lot number 64, Views: 162

A Nymphenburg figure of a putto in disguise as Minerva Circa 1760, shield with impressed Bavarian shield mark, base with impressed Bavarian shield and O Modelled by Franz Anton Bustelli , looking to the right in a brightly plumed gilt helmet, a gilt-edged pale-yellow lined puce robe slung over her shoulder and back, a scaled armoured vest over a dark-red and gilt-striped red robe, holding a spear in her right hand, the other hand supporting a shaped shield edged with gilt scrolls resting on the ground, the shield's centre moulded with Medusa's head above a gilt-edged impressed shield mark, on a shaped circular flat mound base edged with sweeping gilt scrolls (upper part of spear lacking, slight wear to gilding, possibly some re-touching to gilding of robes) 4 3/8 in. (11.2 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