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Pipe bowl

Photo: Paul Macapia

Pipe bowl

ca. 1755-60

Franz Anton Bustelli

German, (employed by the manufactory 1754-63)

This pipe bowl, with its grotesque face, displays the skilled playful modeling for which the sculptor Franz Anton Bustelli became famous. The most important appointment to the Nymphenburg factory, he is considered one of the greatest porcelain modelers of eighteenth-century Europe. A granddaughter of Augustus the Strong of Meissen, Princess Maria Anna Sophia, offered her support to the new Bavarian porcelain factory at Neudeck-Nymphenburg following her marriage to the Elector of Bavaria.
Hard paste porcelain
2 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 2 3/8 in. (6.67 x 4.13 x 6.0 cm)
Dorothy Condon Falknor Collection of European Ceramics
Photo: Paul Macapia
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "Porcelain Stories: From China to Europe", February 17, 2000-May 7, 2000 (2/17/2000 - 5/7/2000)
Published ReferencesEmerson, Julie, Jennifer Chen, & Mimi Gardner Gates, "Porcelain Stories, From China to Europe", Seattle Art Museum, 2000, pg. 151

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