Lot 205: A Rare Porcelain Figurine Of A Peasant Girl From The Tula Gubernia With A Basket After A 1913 Model By Pavel Kamensky, Imperialporcelain Manufactory, Early 20Th Century Height 37 Cm. Related Literature: For Similar Works, See E. Khmelnitskaya,Farforovaya Rossiya P. P. Kamenskogo, Moscow, Lyubimayakniga, 2013, Pp. 84–86.Realistically Modelled, Wearing A Traditional Red And Whitechemise With A Matching Black Patterned Sarafan And Holding A Basket With Her Left Hand. The Series "Peoples Of Russia" By Pavel Kamensky Waspersonally Commissioned By Nicholas Ii From The Imperialporcelain Factory In 1907 For The Purpose Of Showing Thecultural Diversity Of Imperial Russia. Kamensky, A Well-Knownand Established Sculptor, Collaborated With The Imperialmanufactory On This Project For The Following Decade. Oneof The Distinctive Qualities Of His Work Is The Highly Realisticrepresentation Of Figures, Achieved Through Consultationwith Leading Ethnological Specialists, Studies And Censuses. In 1908 Pavel Kamenskiy Presented A Model Of A Peasantwoman From The Tula Gubernia To The Imperial Porcelainmanufactory. To A Large Extent, This Choice Was Justified By Theimportance Of The Socio-Political And Cultural Role Of Theregion. As A Neighbour To The Developed Moscow Guberniaand Also In Close Proximity To Saint Petersburg, Tula Was Wellconnected With The Centre Of The Imperial Life. The Figurine Depicts A Young Married Woman In Festive Dress.The Traditional Tula Ensemble Is Recognisable By Its Palette Ofred, White And Black, The Dense Embroidery And Its Variouspatterns. As Depicted On The Model, The Costume Includes Ahousehold Linen Chemise With An Embroidered Collar And Redstripes. The Sleeves Are Decorated With Lace Ornaments, Muchfavoured In Russia And The Hem With Golden Gimp Braid Andbeads, So Symbolic Of The Russian Folk Taste For Bright And Festive Embellishment.
MacDougall's Fine Art Auctions' Russian Art, Works of Art, Fabergé and Icons Auction June 2015
Wednesday, 3rd June 2015
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