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A Koryak woman from the 'Peoples of Russia' series: a Soviet porcelain figure, after a design by Kamensky, Lomonosov Porcelain Factory, Leningrad, late 1920s to early 1930s

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Estimate:

7,000 - 9,000 GBP

Property from a Private European Collection

A Koryak woman from the 'Peoples of Russia' series: a Soviet porcelain figure, after a design by Kamensky, Lomonosov Porcelain Factory, Leningrad, late 1920s to early 1930s

A Koryak woman from the 'Peoples of Russia' series: a Soviet porcelain figure, after a design by Kamensky, Lomonosov Porcelain Factory, Leningrad, late 1920s to early 1930s

Estimate:

7,000 - 9,000 GBP

Lot sold:

8,820

GBP

Property from a Private European Collection


A Koryak woman from the 'Peoples of Russia' series: a Soviet porcelain figure, after a design by Kamensky, Lomonosov Porcelain Factory, Leningrad, late 1920s to early 1930s

from the Peoples of Russia series, depicting a Koryak woman kneeling with an animal hide over her lap, wearing a large brown hooded coat embroidered with red, blue and yellow patterns on the front and around the edges, on a circular base painted to imitate the ground, impressed under the base with 'Koryak Woman' and IZh in Cyrillic

height 12.5cm; 6 in.

Excellent condition overall


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

During the decade 1907 - 1917 the Imperial Porcelain Factory completed the largest and most exhaustive selection of figurines for the 'Peoples of Russia' series. An Imperial commission from Nicholas II, the figures in the series were designed by Kamensky and originally served as models for the ethnographic mannequins in the displays of the Kunstkammer Museum and the anthropological wing of the Russian Museum of His Imperial Majesty Alexander III in St Petersburg. The production continued in the post-Revolutionary period when figurines from the series were produced for sale in the Soviet Union and abroad.


For further information, please see T. N. Nosovich and I. P. Popova, Gosudarstvennyi farforovyi zavod, 1904-1944, St Petersburg, 2005, p. 128.