A Soviet porcelain group "Sailor-Medallist playing a guitar"
Lomonosov State Porcelain Factory, Leningrad, circa 1950s
After the model by Galina Petrovna Yakimova, '72' and '12' incised in paste to underside, '115 11' and '1C' handwritten in pencil.
H: 7 1/3 in.
Ode to Joy Collection, Connecticut.
Oda k Radosti/Ode to Joy, p. 230, illus. 150, cat. no. 172
The term "medallist" refers to the medals of the Soviet honor, the "Order of Glory" which are worn by the sailor. For a similar model sold, see Bonham's London, 27 November 2006, lot 310.