After the death of Sigmund Reichsgraf von Haimhausen, the Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg was appointed to report directly to the electoral cabinet. Thus the Cabinet's vice-president, Count Joseph August von Toerring, became director. Mathias Flurl was designated as factory administrator. After Flurl's first expert opinion on the condition of the manufactory, in the following years von Toerring was able to push ahead reforms and improvements, which had influence well into the 19th century. In 1797 Johann Peter Melchior succeeded the master modeler Dominikus Auliczek. Two years later the director's office of the manufactory was disolved and replaced by a “General-Landesdirektion” presided by the Count von Toerring. This is how the former factory administrator Flurl became the head of Nymphenburg.