• 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 167

    A porcelain group of the 'Musical Couple'


    Price Realised  


    A porcelain group of the 'Musical Couple'
    by the Gardner Porcelain Factory, Moscow, 1770-1780
    A realistically modelled group depicting a bare-foot seated woman in a green jacket, striped skirt, white apron and white scarf, playing a hurdy-gurdy, with a gentelman standing beside her, leaning against a tree-trunk, wearing an open pink jacket with a white shirt underneath, striped trousers and a white hat, playing bag pipes carried under his left arm, his pipe at his foot, on a rectangular naturalistic base with gilt rim, apparently unmarked, with two paper labels under base, one with number '394' and another from the Paris Customs
    8 3/8 in. (21.4 cm.) high

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    Masterpieces of 18th c..., number 190.


    Sèvres, Musée céramique de Sèvres, Exposition de ceramiques russes anciennes, April - October 1929, cat. 270, p. 11.

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