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Partisan on a Reconnaissance (Red Army Man): a Soviet porcelain figure, after a design by Danko, Lomonosov Porcelain Factory, Leningrad, 1922

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Estimate:

15,000 - 25,000 GBP

Property from a Private European Collection

Partisan on a Reconnaissance (Red Army Man): a Soviet porcelain figure, after a design by Danko, Lomonosov Porcelain Factory, Leningrad, 1922

Partisan on a Reconnaissance (Red Army Man): a Soviet porcelain figure, after a design by Danko, Lomonosov Porcelain Factory, Leningrad, 1922

Estimate:

15,000 - 25,000 GBP

Property from a Private European Collection

Partisan on a Reconnaissance (Red Army Man): a Soviet porcelain figure, after a design by Danko, Lomonosov Porcelain Factory, Leningrad, 1922


wearing a pale orange fur-trimmed coat, white boots and a brown hat with a red star, holding a rifle on his back, standing on a circular base realistically modelled and painted as snow with some fallen pine branches, dated on the base directly below the figure's front foot 1919, inscribed under the base with green factory marks and 45/5, dated 1922

height 21.5cm; 8½in.

Very good condition overall, wear to the paint on the hat


"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.

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Natalia Danko is generally credited with reinvigorating the porcelain figure as a medium by depicting figures who typified revolutionary everyday life. This particular figure was inspired by V. Kuznetsov's earlier design for the 'Red Guard'. Danko's young figure dynamically marching ahead aimed to capture the youthful energy of the new political regime.

For further information please see E. Sametskaya, Sovetskii Agitatsionyi Farfor, Moscow, 2004, p. 133.