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PLIUSHKIN FROM NIKOLAI GOGOL'S "DEAD SOULS"

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PLIUSHKIN FROM NIKOLAI GOGOL'S "DEAD SOULS"

Made by: Gardner Factory

On view in: Passageway to Icon Room


About this object

A partly glazed porcelain figurine of the character Pliushkin from Nikolai Gogol's novel Dead Souls (Mertvye dushi). He is dressed in a gray cap and scarf, a tattered black coat tied at the waist with a length of rope that hangs unevenly over a gray nightshirt-like undergarment. He appears to be wearing white stockings and black slippers. He is poorly shaved, further matching his ill-groomed appearance. The circular base is a mottled green and the figure is steadied in the rear with a tree stump.

Category:
ceramics, russian
Object name:
PLIUSHKIN FROM NIKOLAI GOGOL'S "DEAD SOULS"
Made from:
Biscuit porcelain
Made in:
RUSSIA: Moscow
Date made:
ca. 1860-1890
Size:
22.9 x 8.9 cm (9 x 3 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
25.72
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK [SYMBOL: Stamp of Gardner factory in Moscow with Imperial Eagle above and St. George and the Dragon within the circular band.] Iron-red underglaze on the underside. For similar marks, see Chernyi, pp. 240-241, #15a. mark GARDNER Impressed in paste, underside, all Cyrillic caps. This mark appears on goods made between 1800 and 1870. model number? 25 3 Impressed in paste, underside The same number appears on the figure of Pliushkin in Popov (1980), fig. 219. It seems to be a model number.
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"