A Soviet porcelain group "Border Guard"
Lomonosov State Porcelain Manufactory, Leningrad, circa 1935
After the design by Konstantin Ryzhov, apparently unmarked.
H: 9 1/4 in.
Ode to Joy Collection, Connecticut.
Pushkin Museum, no. 38
Oda k Radosti/Ode to Joy, p. 206, illus. 137, cat. no.119;
For comparison, see also Nosovich and Popova, p. 611, Sametskaia, Sovetskii farfor 1920-1930kh godov v chastnykh sobraniiakh Sankt-Peterburga, St. Petersburg, 2005, pp. 190-191. For similar models sold, see Sotheby's London Olympia, 21 November 2005, lot 371, Bonham's London, 1 June 2006, lot 434, and Gelos Moscow, 22 December 2006, lot 372.
Sold for $2,750 (buyer's premium included)