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A large Nymphenburg charger from the Imperial Hofservice, circa 1760-65
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A large Nymphenburg charger from the Imperial Hofservice, circa 1760-65
Estimate
15,00020,000
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Details & Cataloguing

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A large Nymphenburg charger from the Imperial Hofservice, circa 1760-65
probably painted by Joseph Zächenberger, with a luscious flower bouquet surrounded by small flower sprigs and scattered moths, beetles and a dragonfly, the lobed border painted with further flowers beneath an ornate scrollwork border and a blue band, impressed shield mark, impressed numeral 2 and incised Dreher's mark to inside of footrim,
41.6cm., 16 3/8 in. diam.
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Literature

Ulrich Pietsch, Preziosen, einer süddeutschen Kunstsammlung, 2001, p. 82

Catalogue Note

The so-called Hofservice was produced for use of the court of Maximillian III Joseph of Bavaria, Prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire and Duke of Bavaria from 1745 to 1777. It was most probably painted by Joseph Zächenberger (Munich 1732-1802) who was trained in flower painting by his father and apprenticed under Joseph Ruffin in Munich until 1760 when he became chief flower painter at the Nymphenburg factory. For a discussion of this service and for further examples see Alfred Ziffer, Nymphenburger Porzellan: Sammlung Bäuml, 1997, p. 133, nos. 303-326.

A Hofservice-type dish of this size from The Alexander Schoeller collection, Berlin, was sold by Paul Cassirer & Hugo Helbing, Berlin, 28th April 1926, lot 94.

A Tale of Two Cities: Venice and Dresden Two Private Collections

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London