• 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 335

    PORCELAIN ANIMALS DEPICTING 'THE QUARTET'

    BY THE LOMONOSOV PORCELAIN FACTORY, LENINGRAD, CIRCA 1960S

    Price Realised  

    PORCELAIN ANIMALS DEPICTING 'THE QUARTET'
    by the Lomonosov Porcelain Factory, Leningrad, circa 1960s
    All humoristically modelled after a fable by Ivan Krylov (1769-1844) 'Kvartet', the figures depicting a bear playing the bass, a donkey and a goat playing the cello and a monkey playing the violin, marked under bases, bear with traces of red Lomonosov Factory mark, donkey with traces of green Lomonosov factory mark, bear and donkey painted in grey with '77' and goat and donkey painted in grey with '83'
    the figure of a bear: 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high and smaller (4)


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