MacDougall's Russian Art Auctions 8-9 June 2011

8 Jun 2011

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


* 660. A SOVIET PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A SENTRY




3,500-5,000 GBP


AFTER A 1930 MODEL BY TIGRAN DAVTYAN, STATE PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY, LENINGRAD.
Height 20cm.

Related literature: For similar works, see E. Sametskaya, Sovetskiy Agitatsionnyi Farfor (Soviet Agitation Porcelain), Moscow, 2004, p. 130, ill. 1[1].
T.Kudryavtseva, Circling the Square. Avant-Garde Porcelain from Revolutionary Russia, London, Fontanka, 2004, p. 100, No. 40.
Ode to Joy. Russian Porcelain in the Yuri Traisman Collection, Moscow, Pinakotheke, 2008, p. 195, No. 129.

Standing on the rectangular base, depicting a sentry in a sheepskin coat and Budenny cap, holding a rifle, marked under base with a blue hammer and sickle factory mark.

This model, offered by T. Davtyan to the Lomonosov Porcelain Manufactory in 1930, is the most well-known work by the sculptor.


Notes on symbols:
* Indicates 5% Import Duty Charge applies.
Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
† Indicates Standard VAT scheme applies, and the rate of 20% VAT will be charged on both hammer price and premium.