Dominikus Auliczek was born in Politschka, Eastern Bohemia, in 1734. After his apprenticeship he went to Vienna, Paris, London and Rome. In Rome he was awarded the first prize of the Accademia di San Luca for his sculptural work of Pope Clement XIII. As one of the best of his guild, Auliczek came to Munich in 1762 and began working in the Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg as early as 1763, where he succeeded Franz Anton Bustelli as artistic director. Before his appointment to the position as sculptor of the Bavarian court in 1772, he created around 100 figurative models. Until 1797 he headed the manufactory as inspector and artistic director. His most famous design is the PERL service in Louis-Seize style, which was created around 1793 for Elector Carl Theodor von Bayern.