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A SOVIET PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A RED ARMY SOLDIER
A SOVIET PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A RED ARMY SOLDIER

BY THE STATE PORCELAIN FACTORY, LENINGRAD, CIRCA 1930

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A SOVIET PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A RED ARMY SOLDIER BY THE STATE PORCELAIN FACTORY, LENINGRAD, CIRCA 1930 Realistically modelled as a standing figure of a Red Army soldier, possibly modelled by Vasilii V. Kuznetsov after a design by Boris M. Kustodiev, wearing a fur-lined coat, marked inside base with blue overglaze hammer and sickle mark 7 7/8 in. (19.8 cm.) high

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For a similar figure after a design by Boris M. Kustodiev, see N. Lobanov-Rostovsky, Revolutionary Ceramics, New York, 1990, p. 101, no. 106. For a similar figure dated circa 1930-31, also see T.N. Nosovich, I.P. Popova, Gosudarstvennyi Farforovyi Zavod, 1904-1944 [State Porcelain Factory, 1904-1944], St Petersburg, 2005, p. 600 (named Watchman).

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