• 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 207

    THREE PORCELAIN FIGURES

    BY THE POPOV PORCELAIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, AND THE KORNILOV BROTHERS FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, MID 19TH CENTURY

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    THREE PORCELAIN FIGURES
    by the Popov Porcelain Factory, Moscow, and the Kornilov Brothers Factory, St Petersburg, mid 19th century
    Realistically modelled, the first figure depicting a Finnish woman in traditional costume, on a circular base, the back with gilt Russian inscription 'Maimistikha'; together with a figure of a dancing old peasant man in a brown coat, holding a green hat above his head, on a circular naturalistic base, both with incised and blue underglaze Cyrillic monogram 'AP', the first further incised with 'H' and 'J' and painted with brown overglaze '58'; the third figure of a dancing peasant boy wearing a pink tunic, with raised right hand holding a black hat, on a circular naturalistic base, with overglaze red Kornilov Brothers Factory mark, all marked under bases
    the second figure 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) high and smaller (3)


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