*503. A PORCELAIN FIGURINE OF A TEA AND BAGEL VENDOR
GARDNER MANUFACTORY, MOSCOW, 1830–1890s
Height 18.5 cm.
Provenance: Anonymous sale; Russian Works of Art, Fabergé and Icons, Sotheby’s Olympia London, 20 November 2003, lot 136.
Realistically modelled, dressed in a green cap, belted brown jacket and striped blue trousers tucked into traditional lapti, with a shoulder bag and carrying a kettle, cups, a towel and a bunch of bagels; standing on a shaped, scrolled naturalistic base, impressed with manufactory mark.