• 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 383

    TWO PORCELAIN GROUPS OF YOUNG COUPLES

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

    Price Realised  

    TWO PORCELAIN GROUPS OF YOUNG COUPLES
    by the Popov Porcelain Factory, Moscow, first half 19th century
    Both realistically modelled, the first, a large group depicting a young man in a finely painted waistcoat and hat, resting against a tree-trunk and playing the bag-pipes, leaning towards a young lady holding a basket of apples; the second of a young couple seated by a tree, embracing, the girl in a long lilac dress, the boy with a white open shirt and brown coat, with a dog jumping on his lap, both on naturalistic shaped bases decorated with applied flowers, the second with gilt rim, both marked under bases with incised, blue underglaze Cyrillic monogram 'AP', the first group with incised Cyrillic 'I'
    the first: 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) high; the second: 6 3/8 in. (16.3 cm.) high (2)


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