• 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 233

    A PORCELAIN FIGURE OF VODONOSKA [THE WATER CARRIER]

    BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, CIRCA 1817

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    A PORCELAIN FIGURE OF VODONOSKA [THE WATER CARRIER]
    BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, CIRCA 1817
    Realistically modelled and painted, the figure with ciselé gilt kokoshnik and similar details to her blue sarafan, the two detachable pails with removable lids, on a shaped circular naturalistic base, incised under base 'No=19' and with label '351'
    9¾ in. (24.6 cm.) high


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    S. S. Pimenov (1784-1883) modelled the figure of Vodonoska [the water carrier] at the Imperial Porcelain Factory in 1817. Inspired by his friendship and association with artists such as Venetsianov, Orlovsky and Kiprensky, his figural work progressed from the classical to the naturalistic. For a similar model of this figure see G. Agarkhova, N. Petrova, 250 Years of Lomonosov Porcelain Manufacture St Petersburg 1744-1994, Disentis, 1994, illustrated p. 49.

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