London, South Kensington
7 July 2000
A Soviet porcelain folkloric Cup and Saucer
by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, 1898-1899, with State Porcelain Factory mark, 1922, by Varvara Rukavishnikova
The cup and saucer painted with scenes from 'The Tales of Pushkin', the cup with a peasant in an interior weighing a devil with a rural scene, the saucer with a priest riding the devil over church domes and spires, by V. Rukavishnikova after the design by Aleksandra Shchekotikhina-Pototskaia, marked on bases
the saucer 6¼in. (15.8cm.) diam.
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Lobanov-Rostovsky, p.124, illustration no.146.
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