• 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 162

    A porcelain figure of a gardener with spade from the series 'Children as Gardeners'

    BY THE GARDNER PORCELAIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, 1790S

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    A porcelain figure of a gardener with spade from the series 'Children as Gardeners'
    by the Gardner Porcelain Factory, Moscow, 1790s
    Realistically modelled, a figure of a bare-foot young boy wearing a white shirt, vest with purple dots, brown frock-coat and grey trousers, black hat decorated with a red flower, resting his foot on a spade supported by his left hand and holding a red flower in the other, on a circular naturalistic base, marked under base with light blue underglaze Cyrillic 'G' and large impressed mark in the shape of a 'G' or '6' and an old paper label with number '29'
    5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) high


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    For a similar figure from the collection of the Kuskovo Museum, see:
    T. A. Mozzhukina, 'Alexei Morozov and his collection of Russian Porcelain Figures', Antikvariat, The works of Art and collectables, 2008, p. 36 illustrated.

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    Literature

    Masterpieces of 18th c..., number 195.