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Nymphenburg Porcelain Figurine Depicting a Horse Rider in a Hunting Scene

$2,770.55

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Very rare midcentury blanc de chine porcelain statuette by the Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg. A beautiful piece with very Fine details. This statuette is most probably designed by the Czech sculptor/artist Dominikus Auliczek (1734 - 1804). Condition: Very good; no chips, cracks or breaks. Measurement: H 19.5 x W 8.5 x D 20 cm. Shipping: Worlds wide in wooden box. Dominik (or Dominikus) Auliczek was born in Bohemia but studied at the academy's in Vienna, Paris, London and Rome. He joined the Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg at in 1763, first as a repairer and then as a master modeler. In 1772 he was even appointed court sculptor. His depictions of fighting animals are the most notable of his porcelain figures and groups. His work was at first strongly influenced by the Romanesque and then Late Baroque, at the end by Rococo, and was starting to show signs of Classicism. The Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufactory (German: Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg) is located at the Nördliche Schloßrondell in one of the Cavalier Houses in front of the Nymphenburg Palace in Munich, Germany, and since its establishment in 1747 has produced porcelain of high quality. It is one of the last porcelain producers in the world where every single part is made entirely by hand.

Details

  • Creator
    Nymphenburg Porcelain (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 7.88 in. (20 cm)Width: 3.55 in. (9 cm)Depth: 7.88 in. (20 cm)
  • Style
    Romantic (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1945-1989
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Hilversum, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: VPF.15.09.20.011stDibs: LU5032221088042

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    to Continental US, arrives in 2-3 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Hilversum, Netherlands
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About Nymphenburg Porcelain (Manufacturer)

Nymphenburg is one of Europe’s most venerable porcelain factories, was founded near Munich in 1747 by Maximilian III Joseph, the elector of Bavaria. It didn’t begin producing under the name we know today, however, until 1761, when it was moved to Nymphenburg Palace.

Porcelain was invented in East Asia around 2,000 years ago, and its formula, which requires a special clay called kaolin, became a closely guarded secret. It wasn’t until the early 1700s that chemists at Meissen, Germany, in the employ of Augustus II the Strong, the elector of Saxony, discovered a process for making true, as opposed to soft-paste, porcelain. Soon factories across Europe were producing fine porcelain services and sculpture for an elite clientele.

Nymphenburg was one of these factories, manufacturing elaborate services for dinner, dessert, coffee and tea, and sculptures for the Bavarian nobility. Round objects, such as dishes and vases, were turned on potter’s wheels, while more complex ones, like figures, were slip cast in molds. This technique ensured that the pieces’ dimensions were precise and consistent. Once shaped, they were fired and, after that, hand-decorated by experienced china painters, who finished each to exacting standards.

Among Nymphenburg’s most famous objects are its lively and charming rococo-style figurines, most often depicting Commedia dell'Arte characters or exotic Chinese figures. Today, the company makes versions of its historic figurines with updated forms and decorations by such designers as Christian Lacroix and Vivienne Westwood.

It also still makes one of its earliest, and eternally popular, china patterns: the floral Cumberland, created in 1765 by Franz Anton Bustelli as the electoral court service. Cumberland is one of more than 20,000 patterns housed today in Nymphenburg’s archive , enabling owners of incomplete sets to find replacements. In addition, the company has engaged contemporary designers such as Ted Muehling and Hella Jongerius to create witty new designs that celebrate the firm’s history while giving it a fresh spin.

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