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A PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A KABARDINIAN MAN FROM THE 'PEOPLES OF RUSSIA' SERIES
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A PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A KABARDINIAN MAN FROM THE 'PEOPLES OF RUSSIA' SERIES

BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF CATHERINE THE GREAT, 1780-1790S

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A PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A KABARDINIAN MAN FROM THE 'PEOPLES OF RUSSIA' SERIES
BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF CATHERINE THE GREAT, 1780-1790s
Realistically modelled and painted, a standing figure of a man, wearing a yellow hat, a pink long coat and a blue tunic, and red boots, with a sword by his left hand, on a circular naturalistic base, apparently unmarked, incised with numeral ‘12’ under base
8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) high
Provenance
Property of a Connecticut Private Collector; Sotheby’s, New York, 14 December 1981, lot 123.
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For a similar model of a Kabardinian Man, see M. Baruch, et al., Shedevry Russkogo Farfora XVIII Veka iz Sobraniya Galerei 'Popov & Co' [Masterpieces of Russian 18th Century Porcelain, from the Collection of 'Popov & Co'], Moscow, 2009, p. 20. A comparable figure was sold Christie’s, 2 June 2014, lot 270.

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