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Auction: Auction 08.12.2003
was auctioned on: 8 December 2003
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A Nymphenburg group of lovers among the ruins

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000
ca. US$21,001 - US$31,502
Price realised:  £41,825
ca. US$73,200
Lot number 59, Views: 1623

A Nymphenburg group of lovers among the ruins Circa 1760, key-stone of arch with impressed Bavarian shield mark Modelled by Franz Anton Bustelli , the gallant with a wide-brimmed green hat, pink coat and pale-yellow breeches, leaning forward to kiss his companion, his companion in a gilt-edged white bodice, apricot skirt and yellow shoes, turning her face away and pushing away his arm, each seated on large sweeping gilt-edged C-scrolls supported by scrolls and rocks before ruins with a rusticated column supporting a vase and a dilapidated wall and window arch, a recumbent goat on a ledge and a tree climbing the reverse of the wall, a terrier at the front before the lovers, on a shaped grassy mound base edged with gilt scrolls enriched with puce and orange (his right leg and vase restuck, goat's horns and her left foot restored, dog cracked through two feet with small losses, filled loss between scrolls at right, firing crack across base, chip to her nose, chipping to foliage and extremities, slight wear to enamels and gilding) 10¾ in. (27.5 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