12 - 13 October 2009
A BISCUIT PORCELAIN MODEL OF A DANCING PEASANT GIRL
probably by the State Porcelain Factory, Leningrad, circa 1940
Realistically modelled as a female figure dancing with hands at her hips, on a circular base, apparently unmarked, base scratched with '18'
10¼ in. (26 cm.) high
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For similar porcelain figures see Trento, Museum of Modern Art, The Sandretti Collection of 20th century Russian Art, figures no. 126, 127, and 128.
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