Nymphenburg has made reissues of a number of early Frankenthal figures, and this pair of groups was originally modeled by Franz Konrad Linck at the Frankenthal factory in about 1770. These impressive reproductions have all the quality and excellence that the modern Nymphenburg factory brings to its own porcelain masterpieces, plus the age-old charm of the 18th century. These figures are described on the Nymphenburg website as ivory-glazed, and each is large, about nine and a half inches long. This size compares almost exactly with the dimensions of the originals, which are about a quarter of an inch shorter. Condition: the right hand of the woman with the umbrella has been repainted, indicating some kind of repair. I’ve shown this in close-up, and it’s hardly noticeable, even up close. Two leaves on the base have been chipped. The other group has one chipped leaf and perhaps one missing leaf, and the bowl of his pipe has been repainted. No other damage, cracks, chips or wear. They both have the Nymphenburg shield mark impressed on the base in front, plus the Carl Theodor mark for Frankenthal in blue on the underside, along with the year they were made, 1925, and some incised numbers. This pair is extremely impressive on display, and I’m sure you will enjoy them for many years.
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