• 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 166

    A porcelain figure of a gardener


    Price Realised  


    A porcelain figure of a gardener
    by the Gardner Porcelain Factory, Moscow, 1770-1780s
    Realistically modelled, a figure of a bare-foot young man leaning against a tree-trunk, in a white shirt and green jacket with gilt buttons, short pink striped trousers and black hat, carrying a basket filled with vegetables, on shaped base, marked under base with red overglaze Cyrillic 'G' and incised circle, with an old paper label with number '396'
    7 3/8 in. (18.5 cm.) high

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    For a similar figure, but differently painted, from the collection of the Kuskovo Museum, see V. A. Popov, Russian porcelain: the private factories, Moscow, 1980, p. 294, illustration 20.

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    Masterpieces of 18th c..., number 191.


    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. 274, p. 11.

    London, 1 Belgrave Square, Exhibition of Russian Art, 4 June-13 July 1935, p. 42, number CM.