A Soviet porcelain group "Naval Cadets"
Lomonosov Porcelain Manufactory, Leningrad, 1949
After the model by Sofiya Borisovna Velikhova (nee Basakova, 1904-1994) and painted by Elizaveta Nikolaevna Lupanova (1911-1973) depicting two "Nakhimovtsy" engaged in study; marked to underside '9' in blue, '14' in green, and '187' in black overglaze, with partially obscured mark in dark blue.
H: 7 1/2 in.
Ode to Joy Collection, Connecticut.
Oda k Radosti/Ode to Joy, p. 279, illus. 212, cat. no. 173
Sold for $1,375 (buyer's premium included)