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SBITENSHCHIK (SBITEN' PEDDLER)

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SBITENSHCHIK (SBITEN' PEDDLER)

Made by: Gardner Factory

On view in: Passageway to Icon Room


About this object

An unglazed, painted porcelain figurine of a peddler dressed in white shirt, blue pantaloons, brown coat, white stockings and light brown lapki. He carries a towel in his belt and holds in his right hand a string of bubliki (bagels) and in his left hand a pot of sbiten'. Oval base is brownish.

Category:
ceramics, russian
Object name:
SBITENSHCHIK (SBITEN' PEDDLER)
Made from:
Biscuit
Made in:
RUSSIA: Verbilki
Date made:
ca. 1880
Size:
18.1 cm (7 1/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
25.433
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK [Gardner factory mark ca. 1870] Stamped in iron red overglaze on underside of base. This mark comprises an imperial eagle with a shield marked with the initials of Alexander II on its chest and the words "Gardner Factory in Moscow" in a circular frame surrounding an image of St. George and the Dragon. mark 148 Impressed in paste on underside of base. This is presumably a model number.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"The Russian Porcelain Figure in the Nineteenth Century"