AFTER A MODEL BY AUGUST SPIESS, IMPERIAL PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY, PERIOD OF ALEXANDER II (1855–1881), 1860s
Height 11.5 cm.
Related literature: For similar works, see E. Khmelnitskaya,
Avgust Spiess i Imperatorskiy farforovyi zavod. Zhizn’,
posvyaschennaya farforu, Moscow, Lyubimaya Kniga, 2012,
Realistically modelled group of a father and mother seated on
a log playing with their child, the father barefoot and wearing
a coral pink tunic and trousers, supporting the infant on his knee
with his left hand and clasping the mother’s wrist with his right,
the playful infant dressed in a white chemise, the mother
dressed in a white blouse and pale blue skirt clasping the
child’s knee with her left hand, on a circular naturalistic base
with a platter of five fish on the ground, with impressed initials
“AP” in Cyrillic under base.