A Russian porcelain group "Peasant Ceramicist Throwing a Pot"
Ikonnikov Manufactory, Elizavetino, 1865-1866
Exceptionally rare work of the factory, with stamped black factory mark.
H: 5 3/4 in.
Ode to Joy Collection, Connecticut.
Hillwood Museum, no. 4; Pushkin Museum, no. 17
Oda k Radosti/Ode to Joy, p. 60, illus. 37, cat. no. 20
Ivan Alekseevich Ikonnikov was the head of a small porcelain manufactory which he rented in 1865 from V.N. Sipiagin. Ikonnikov's works were known for the high quality of the porcelain paste, which allowed for the exceptional detail in the offered lot.
Sold for $2,500 (buyer's premium included)