Matthew Barton Ltd European & Asia Works of Art - Day 2 - Thursday 25th May 2017
A NYMPENBURG FIGURE OF A MUSHROOM SELLER, CIRCA 1765 modelled by Franz Anton Bustelli (1723-1763),
the painting probably slightly later, shown walking with a mushroom-filled basket on her back, her right arm outstretched proffering a mushroom, her puce bodice picked out in gilding, her skirt highlighted with yellow flowers and green stripes, grassy mound base 17.6cm, restoration to one arm Known as 'Täublingsgretl', the figure was first modelled by Bustelli in 1755. For examples of the model see Katharina Hantschmann and Alfred Ziffer, Bustelli, Nymphenburger Porzellanfiguren des Rokoko, Munich, 2005, p.160, 430-431, nos.58 and 59. One example was in the collection of Maurice de Rothschild, his anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 28th March 1977, lot 209.