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YOUNG RUSSIAN PEASANT MAN

Made by: Ikonnikov Factory

On view in: Passageway to Icon Room


About this object

A glazed porcelain figure of young man with shoulder-length brown hair. He wears a tight rubashka (shirt) ornamented with tiny purple dots and belted at the waist with a fine black cord or belt. This is worn under a brown coat and black pants tucked into black boots. His face is painted in a fine hand and includes delicate details such as pale eyelashes. Broken areas indicate that he was once holding something in his proper right hand, which is slightly curled. (Ikonnikov acquired plaster models belonging to the Popov Factory when it closed in 1875 and Popov produced a work nearly identical to this in which the figure carries a tall, black hat in one hand as he dances.) The circular plinth sculpted to resemble grass has been glazed in a mottled green wash. The stabilizers for the figure are a tree stump and two logs that appear to be a section of a log cabin.

Category:
ceramics
Object name:
YOUNG RUSSIAN PEASANT MAN
Made from:
Glazed hard-paste porcelain
Made in:
Elizavetino, Russia
Date made:
1875-1879
Size:
23.5 × 11.1 cm (9 1/4 × 4 3/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
25.188
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK I.A. IKONNIKOVA [in Cyrillic] [Mark of being an award winner at the 1872 Moskovskaia politekhnicheskaia vystavka] [Mark indicating that the firm was PRI???TEL'IA IMPERATORSKOE OBSHCHESTVO LIUBITEL. ESTESTV. PRI MOSKOVSKOM UNIVERSITETE (ILLEGIBLE DATES)] In iron red glaze on underside The circle on the left refers to the 1872 Polytechnical Exhibition and that on the right refers to the Imperial Society of Scientific Amateurs' Ethnographic Exhibition of 1867] inscription 2 In pencil on edge of base.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Russian Porcelains: The Gardner, Iusupov, Batenin, Novyi, Popov, Kudinov, Sipiagin, Fomin, Safronov, Kiselev, Kornilov, Gulin, Khrapunov-Novyi, Sabanin, Miklashevskii, Guzhev, Ikonnikov, and Kuznetsov Factories"