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Gardner Russia biscuit porcelain figure kneeling fruit seller c. 1885

Gardner Russia biscuit porcelain figure kneeling fruit seller c. 1885


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Ceramics: Russian: Porcelain: Pre 1900: Item # 1408644

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 $480.00 
A well painted and modeled figure of a kneeling man wearing a black cap and brown coat holding a board with a white cloth covered with fruit. On the underside of the base are the poorly impressed the marks of the Gardner factory in Moscow. A similar figure is pictured in the book Russian Porcelains by Marvin C. Ross. The book illustrates the collection of Russian porcelain at Hillwood Museum in Washington D.C. The figure is 5 inches (13 cm) tall.

Condition; no chips, cracks, hairlines or repairs. While the marks appear carelessly applied, perhaps because of the curved surface of the underside, the modeling and painting are both carefully done.

A good example of the appealing figures produced by the Gardner factory in the late 19th century.