A beautiful Nymphenburg Blanc de Chine Cockatoo with impressed Rautenschild mark. This piece is quite unusual as it has the impressed Rautenschild mark to the side rather than the base and the underside is signed with what appears to be ‘AGLH’. Also, most examples have more than one number impressed but this example only has one, ‘9’.
Josef Wackerle, born in Partenkirchen in 1880, already attended the wood-carving school in his hometown at the age of 13. He then trained as a sculptor at the arts-and-crafts school and art academy in Munich. In 1899, he received a scholarship to travel to Italy where he focused on ancient art and pottery.
When he was 26, Josef Wackerle was asked by Albert Bäuml, the head of Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg at the time, to submit initial designs, a request that resulted in a cooperation that lasted for decades. In 1908, he designed the large majolica garden figures and, in 1910, magnificent ornamental birds for the world exhibition in Brussels, which to this day adorn the botanical gardens in Nymphenburg.
The overall condition is good with some minor chips to the leaves (see photographs).
Will be carefully packaged and shipped with tracking and insurance.
- Blanc de Chine Cockatoo
- Josef Wackerle
- Période estimée
- ca 1910
- Pays d’origine
- Bon état - quelques usures et tâches dues à l’âge
- 20×14×16 cm