*508. A PORCELAIN FIGURINE OF A JEWISH MAN CHECKING HIS WATCH
GARDNER MANUFACTORY, MOSCOW, 1800–1820s
Height 18 cm.
Provenance: Anonymous sale; Russian Works of Art, Fabergé and Icons, Sotheby’s Olympia London, 22 May 2003, lot 209.
Related literature: For similar works, see V.A. Popov, Russkiy Farfor. Chastnye zavody, Leningrad, 1980, ill. no. 62.
Realistically modelled, wearing a black overcoat with a full-length brown suit jacket underneath, a dark green top hat and holding
a gold pocket-watch, the shaped geometrical base imitating pavement, with underglaze manufactory mark.