• Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Pa auction at Christies

    Sale 7677

    Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Passion for Russian Art

    12 - 13 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 213

    A PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A COACHMAN

    BY THE GARDNER PORCELAIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    A PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A COACHMAN
    by the Gardner Porcelain Factory, Moscow, first quarter 19th century
    Realistically modelled and painted, on a circular base with gilt scrolls and rocaille border, marked under base with impressed Cyrillic 'Gardner' mark, blue underglaze 'G' and two blue underglaze dots, incised '4' and painted brown 'N2' and '59'
    4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) high


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    The series of Russian street vendor figures produced primarily by the Gardner Factory and Imperial Porcelain Factory were inspired by J. G. Georgi's Description of Peoples of Russia published in St Peterburg 1776-1777 and Volshebnyi Fonar' [The Magic Lantern] published later in 1817. Alexander Orlovsky's 1825 Collection de Cris et Costumes de Paysans et St. Petersbourg may have also been a significant influence.

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