25 Mar 2015
A Porcelain Figurine of Chronos
POSSIBLY TEREKHOV AND KISSELEV MANUFACTORY, RECHITSY, 1830–1865
Height 31.5 cm.
The first to make a figurine of the ancient Greek god Chronos, appearing as an allegory for Time, was Johann Kändler at the Meissen Manufactory in the 1740s. At the end of the 18th century a figure of Chronos featured among the wares made at the Imperial Porcelain Factory in St Petersburg. In the 19th century the figure of Chronos with various additions to it was being produced at a variety of porcelain factories in Europe and Russia. Thus, the collection of the State Hermitage Museum holds an identical figure of Chronos made by the private porcelain factory run by Terekhov and Kisselev.
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.