Nymphenburg Shell Butter Box and Cover

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An extremely rare Nymphenburg Shell Butter Box and Cover, beautifully modelled, by Dominikus Auliczek, in the white as an Abalone shell, the shell with every point of naturalistic detail, supported on three conch shell feet, the cover formed as the other half of the shell and applied with another conch shell as the finial.
There is a single example of a Meissen shell butter box and cover at the Porcelain museum at Dresden. We are grateful to Alfred Ziffer for his help in cataloguing this rare piece.

 

Circa 1765-70

 

Length: 6 ins. (15cms.)

 

Marks: Marks: Impressed shield marks and incised 41 to each piece.

 

Stock No. 1160

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