A Soviet porcelain vase "The Monument To Pushkin on Arts Square"
Lomonosov State Porcelain Factory, Leningrad, 1958
The vase in the 'Kitaiskaia' [Chinese] form by Serafima Iakovleva, painted by Iu. Okhotin, stamped with blue factory mark, and inscribed in Russian 'khud. Okhotina n' and dated 1958.
H: 19 5/8 in.
Ode to Joy Collection, Connecticut.
The vase depicts the famous sculpture in Arts Square designed by sculptor Mikhail Konstantinovich Anikushin (1917-1997) who began work on this sculpture in 1937; it was finally erected in front of the State Russian Museum in June of 1957. In 1958, Anikushin received the Lenin Prize for this beloved Leningrad monument.
Sold for $3,750 (buyer's premium included)