Figures

Table pieces, sacral figures and decorative ornamental figures have, since the beginning, been part of Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg's repertoire. With the outstanding figures produced by the rococo sculptor, Franz Anton Bustelli, and his successor, Dominikus Auliczek, Nymphenburg was already able to establish its international reputation in the first years of its existence. Bustelli's Commedia dell’ Arte and Chinoiserie were then – and remain today – some of the most popular figures produced by Nymphenburg. Such unique pieces as the Crucifix by Ignaz Günther bear witness to the extraordinary artistic quality of Nymphenburg designs. All figures that remain available today go back to the original designs – each piece is thus part of an unlimited edition from the 18th century.

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Bavarica

Cultural ambassadors from the metropolis with heart conquer the world.

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Chinoiserie

In 1757, Franz Anton Bustelli created a cycle of Chinese figurines as a table piece in the spirit of the times. Alongside the series of COMMEDIA DELL 'ARTE for Nymphenburg, this cycle may be regarded as Bustelli's most important contribution to porcelain art.

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Memento Mori

Cultural ambassadors from the metropolis with heart conquer the world.

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Sacred figures

Nymphenburg discovered porcelain as a material for sacred figures very early on – the porcelain white imparts a transcendental character to the figures and thus is highly suitable for religious depictions.

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Commedia dell'Arte

Showtime! Franz Anton Bustelli’s famous figure group is a masterpiece of the art of porcelain.

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Each figure bears the handwriting of its master, just as they did 265 years ago.