• 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 384

    TWO LARGE PORCELAIN FIGURES OF A GARDENER AND A NIT PICKER

    BY THE POPOV PORCELAIN FACTORY AND GARDNER PORCELAIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    TWO LARGE PORCELAIN FIGURES OF A GARDENER AND A NIT PICKER
    by the Popov Porcelain Factory and Gardner Porcelain Factory, Moscow, first half 19th century
    Both realistically modelled, the first depicting a man in a white shirt and a green coat holding a black hat filled with brightly coloured flowers, a spade and watering-can beside him, on a naturalistic rectangular base with gilt rim, blue underglaze Cyrillic monogram 'AP' and incised Cyrillic letter 'Zh'; the second group depicting a man in a green hat removing nits from the hair of a youth seated on the ground before him, on a naturalistic base, the rocaille and scroll border with gilt details, impressed Cyrillic 'Gardner' and Moscow coat of arms, incised Cyrillic 'L', two blue underglaze dots, each marked under base
    the first 8¼ in. (21 cm.) high; the second 8 1/8 in. (20.5 cm.) high (2)


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