A Russian porcelain group "Court of the Rural Constable"
Gardner Manufactory, Verbilki, 1860-1880
Model number 69 impressed twice.
H: 5 5/8 in.
Ode to Joy Collection, Connecticut.
Hillwood Museum, no. 12; Pushkin Museum, no. 16
Oda k Radosti/Ode to Joy, p. 57, illus. 34, cat. no. 32
Sometimes known as 'The Rent Collector', this composition was modeled after the famous 1857 genre painting by Vasily Perov, 'The Court of the Circuit Judge', now in the collection of the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.
Sold for $3,125 (buyer's premium included)