• 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 164

    A porcelain figure depicting Winter


    Price Realised  


    A porcelain figure depicting Winter
    by the Gardner Porcelain Factory, Moscow, 1770s
    A standing figure of a bare-foot boy, leaning on a tree-trunk, with his arms crossed, looking down, wearing a white long-sleeved shirt and a pink vest with gilt buttons, trousers with blue and orange stripes, on a circular moulded base decorated with purple and gilt scrolls, marked under base with dark blue underglaze Cyrillic 'G', and a paper label of Paris Customs
    7½ in. (18.7 cm.) high

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    A similar figure, differently painted and most likely of a later date, can be found in the collection of the Kuskovo Museum.

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    Masterpieces of 18th c..., number 193.


    Brussels, Exposition d'Art Russe Ancien et Moderne, Le Palais des Beaux Arts de Bruxelles, 1928.

    Sèvres, Musée céramique de Sèvres, Exposition de ceramiques russes anciennes, April-October 1929, cat. 273, p. 11.

    London, 1 Belgrave Square, Exhibition of Russian Art, 4 June-13 July 1935, p. 43, number CQ.