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    Sale 7772

    Russian Art

    1 - 2 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 164

    A Rare Porcelain Figure Of A Catholic Priest

    BY THE GARDNER FACTORY, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1860

    Price Realised  

    A Rare Porcelain Figure Of A Catholic Priest
    by the Gardner Factory, Moscow, circa 1860
    Realistically modelled, the bald Catholic priest reclining in a chair, sitting next to a wine barrel, raising a glass of red wine in one hand and holding a jug in the other, in black dress, on a brown painted base, marked under base with impressed Cyrillic signature 'GARDNER'
    3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high, base 2½ in. (6.5 cm.) x 4 1/8 in. (10.4 cm.)


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