AGE: 19th Century;
SIZE: 9" HIGH;
CONDITION: EXCELLENT, DAMAGE-FREE!!!
This is a later edition of the figurine listed in this catalog under the #C-021. While the abovementioned original BUSTELLI model was made in the 18th Century, there were later editions done by Nymphenburg, incl. 19th and 20th Centuries. This one is from the 19th Century, according to the owner
who did extensive research. It's 1/2" higher than the original model, and has other differences: the face is prettier but less articulate, no beads on her neck, different dog, clothes decorated differently.
Also, we only found 1 mark - on the side of the base, the bottom only has numbers. Very interesting piece, definitely a RARE and EXTREMELY COLLECTIBLE EDITION!!!