Pair of Stallions


An extremely rare pair of rearing Stallions from the house of Nymphenburg.

Modelled in 1935 by August Gohring.

Listed in ” Nymphenburger Moderne ” Minerva edition

Model # 800a / 800b

Ungerglaze hand painted; blue Nymphenburg to top of bases.

Impressed and green Nymphenburg shield to base with incised numbers 800a 8 and 800b 8.

Stand 18 cm high on an oval base 18 cm x 6 cm

Condition : Excellent, no damages to the porcelain, checked with UV light.

New price 1700 euros each @

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History of the Nymphenburg Porcelain Factory

The porcelain manufacture Nymphenburg has been handcrafting finest porcelain for 260 years. Porcelain services, figures and objects of the greatest quality and purity have been produced at just this one location in the world – the Nördliches Schlossrondell in Nymphenburg – since the 18th century.

The company achieved world renown with Franz Anton Bustelli from Ticino, who as the model master assumed the artistic directorship at the company from 1754. His rococo designs, and particularly his main body of work – the 16 figures from the Commedia dell’Arte – count undisputedly among the most artistic pieces of his time. 

In the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century, it was such people as Friedrich von Gärtner, Adelbert Niemeyer, Josef Wackerle and Wolfgang von Wersin who continued to promote the factory’s fine reputation even through financially difficult times. 

Since its founding Nymphenburg has counted the international high aristocracy as well as embassies, churches and palaces in Germany and other countries among its customers. Its products have received many prizes and may be admired in the world’s major design collections, e.g. the MoMA and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Fondation Nationale in Paris, the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and the Neue Sammlung at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich.

As one of the last, Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg still produces each individual item by hand. A fact that is appreciated by experts and collectors alike.


Whether Arabian or Lipizzaner, rearing or resting: the characteristic specification of different breeds of horse is one of the classics of porcelain production. The creation of animal figures is often preceded by months, if not years, of intensive study. Yet observing animals at rest and in motion always pays off if it is done with scientific precision. Manufacturing horse figures presents a particular challenge for the master workshops, since the fragile limbs have to be assembled with numerous supports and dried carefully.

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