26 November 2014
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, p.228
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.
Notes on symbols:
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Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
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