A Soviet porcelain group "Jewish Woman With a Bundle"
Dmitrovsk Manufactory, Verbilki, circa 1930
After the famous design of 1875, faint traces of stamped blue factory mark, impressed number 1625.
H: 8 1/4 in.
Ode to Joy Collection, Connecticut.
Pushkin Museum, no. 7
Oda k Radosti/Ode to Joy, p. 38, illus. 14, cat. no. 37
The original model of 1875 was popular among pre-Revolutionary collectors of Gardner, as was its mate, "Jewish Man with an Umbrella." It is interesting to note that in the Soviet Period, the Dmitrovsk Manufactory issued recasts of this model.
Sold for $1,250 (buyer's premium included)