748
748
A large faience figure of a Zaporozhian Cossack, Maurice Gensoli (1892-1972),

1929, after a design by Simon Lissim

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748
A large faience figure of a Zaporozhian Cossack, Maurice Gensoli (1892-1972),

1929, after a design by Simon Lissim

Estimation
15 00020 000
Lot. Vendu 17,500 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

A large faience figure of a Zaporozhian Cossack, Maurice Gensoli (1892-1972),

1929, after a design by Simon Lissim

wearing a traditional white shirt and blue trousers, signed on the base: Maurice Gensoli d'après un dessin de S. Lissim and with artist's monogram
height: 31cm, 12 1/8 in.
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Description

The present lot was modelled in 1929 after Simon Lissim's sketch for the character Basovriuk, a fiend in Cossack dress, from the ballet adapted from Gogol's best short stories.  Born in Kiev in 1900, Lissim was a well-known figure in the theatrical world, working as a studio assistant to Leon Bakst and enjoying a close friendship with Alexandra Exter.  Though mostly self-taught, he attended Reiman's art school in Berlin, as well as the National School of Decorative Art in Paris.

Russian Works of Art, Fabergé and Icons

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