A Nymphenburg plate of 'Hofservice' type, circa 1765
Lot 195
A Nymphenburg plate of 'Hofservice' type, circa 1765
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A Nymphenburg plate of 'Hofservice' type, circa 1765
Probably painted by J. Zächenberger, with a large loose bouquet of flowers and insects including three butterflies, a beetle picked out in gilding and a caterpillar, the lobed border with single flowers under a band of rococo gilt foliage divided by pendant gilt dots on the ribs of the moulded border, the stepped rim with blue lines and gilt foliage scrolls, 25.6cm diam, impressed 3 to the base,


  • For a discussion of the flower painter, Joseph Zächenberger, and the suggestion that this type of decoration was a service for the Electoral court, see A. Ziffer, Nymphenburger Porzellan: Sammlung Bäuml (1997), pp. 133f., and nos. 303-326 for similar examples in the Bäuml Collection.
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