749
749
A Soviet porcelain figure of 'Aquarius', State Porcelain Manufactory, 1923
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 26,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
749
A Soviet porcelain figure of 'Aquarius', State Porcelain Manufactory, 1923
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 26,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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A Soviet porcelain figure of 'Aquarius', State Porcelain Manufactory, 1923

after a design by Vasily Kuznetsov, with blue manufactory mark, dated 1923, design number No282/5, and impressed initials I.K. for modeller Ivan Kuznetsov


height: 15.5cm, 6 1/8 in.
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Catalogue Note

This figure, also known as 'January', is from Kuznetsov's 'Zodiac Signs' series on which he began working in 1916.  He completed the first two models, 'Aquarius' and 'Pisces', in 1918 and was awarded a gold medal for these works at the Paris Exhibition of 1925.  For similar models, see T.N. Nosovich and I.P. Popova, State Porcelain Manufactory, 1904-1944, St. Petersburg Orkestra, 2005, p.315, and T. Kudryavtseva, Circling the Square, St. Petersburg The State Hermitage Museum, 2004, p.104.

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