2 December 2015
A Soviet Porcelain Figurine of a Peasant Musician with a Harmonica
MODEL BY BORIS KUSTODIEV, PAINTING BY VARVARA RUKAVISHNIKOVA, LOMONOSOV STATE PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY, LENINGRAD, 1955
Height 21 cm.
Related literature: For similar works, see T.N. Nosovich, I.P. Popova, Gosudarstvenny farforovy zavod. 1904–1944, St Petersburg, Orchestr, p. 323.
Realistically modelled, wearing a white winter overcoat with ornate folk trimming and white valenki, holding a harmonica and playfully looking away, signed and dated, with blue artist’s monogram.
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.