12 - 13 October 2009
A porcelain figure of a gardener with grapes from the series 'Children as Gardeners'
by the Gardner Porcelain Factory, Moscow, 1790s
Realistically modelled, a figure of a young boy wearing a pink shirt and a short-sleeved brown jacket, brown trousers adorned with purple ribbons at the knees, beige hat decorated with a red flower, holding a vine branch with purple grapes in his hands, on a circular shaped naturalistic base, marked under base with large blue underglaze Cyrillic 'G'
5 3/8 in. (14.5 cm.) high
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Masterpieces of 18th c..., number 194.
A similar figure, forming a part of a larger porcelain group, can be found in the collection of the State Historical Museum, see N. V. Sipovskaya, Porcelain in Russia in the 18th Century, Moscow, 2008. p. 324, illustrations 196-197.
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