A Soviet Porcelain Figure of the Ballerina in the role of Zobeida in Rimsky-Korsakov's 'Sheherazade', State Porcelain Manufactory, Petrograd, circa 1930, after a 1923 design by Dimitri Iosifovich Ivanov
painted by factory artist Maria Alexandrovna Briantzeva, the base with overglaze blue hammer and sickle mark, with painter's monogram M.B.
Haut. 23 cm ; height 9 in.
Private Swedish collection since 1940
Stockholms Auktionsverk, The Russian Auction, 12 March 2009, lot 184
T.N. Nosovich and I.P Popova, Gosudarstvenni Farforovi Zavod, 1904-1944, St Petersburg/Moscow, 2005, pp. 328-9, 666, 667
La Rivoluzione in salotto: porcellane sovietiche 1917-1930, Milan, 1988, no.118, pp. 73, 110
Nina Lobanov-Rostovsky, Revolutionary Ceramics:Soviet Porcelain 1917-1927, London, 1990, pp. 143, 154.