• 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 400

    A rare porcelain ink-stand


    Price Realised  

    A rare porcelain ink-stand
    by the Popov Porcelain Factory, Moscow, second half 19th century
    Formed as a thatched cottage with scrolling gables, a tree climbing up one side, a peasant in simple Russian costume and holding a stick, with a dog, beside a hollow tree stump at one end and his wife emerging from the front door at the other, to one side a detachable bucket with ivory cover forms the inkwell, with a cart wheel as the pen holder, on shaped naturalistic base, marked under base with blue underglaze Cyrillic monogram 'AP' and under the bucket with incised, blue underglaze mark
    6¾ in. (17.2 cm.) high
    For a very similar ink-stand by the Gardner Porcelain Factory, see L. Nikifirova, Russian Porcelain in the Hermitage Collection Leningrad, 1973, pl. 126.

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