Offered for sale is an outstanding late 19th century to early 20th century hand painted Nymphenburg porcelain three-piece tea set in the Empire style. The set consists of a teapot, cream jug, and covered sucrier, which is decorated in a matte green, each painted with vignettes featuring equestrian huntsmen and companions in a wooded landscape. The teapot and jug have gilded ear shaped handles ending in scrolled terminals. The pieces are stepped up with burnished gilding.
Nymphenburg Manufactory has been creating high quality hard paste porcelain for over 250 years. The factory has been linked with the Wittelsbach family and was housed in their summer palace in Nymphenburg. From the beginning the factory hired some of the top designers of its era, such a Franz Anton Bustelli who modeled the famous 16 figures from the Commedia dell'Arte. From 1888, Nymphenburg has been associated with the Bauml family, the Wittelsbacher Ausgleichfonds, and is now under the patronage of HRH Duke Franz of Bavaria succeeded by Prince Luitpold of Bavaria. Their standards of quality remain one of the most esteemed in the history of porcelain manufactory.
The tea set is in very good condition with little to no gilt or enamel wear. There has been professional restoration to the handle of the teapot.
Size of Teapot: 9 ¼" Height
Size of Cream Jug: 5 1/8" Height
Size of Covered Sucrier: 4 ¾" Height.
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