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Sale IT157 Lot 6036

SOVIET PORCELAIN FIGURE OF THE POET ANNA AKHMATOVA Russia, mid-to-late 20th Century, black painted hammer, sickle and cog mark, after a model by Natalya and Elena Danko of 1924, painted in blue with the spurious date 1923, the elegant tall standing figure modeled in the Art Deco style, wearing a black cap, orange and black pattern shawl draped over one shoulder and a loosely fitted grey dress, the cylindrical base painted with a single rose, h: 8.5 in.

Provenance: Estate of Ronald Sperling

Literature: Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) was one of the most significant Russian poets of the 20th Century. She conveyed the image of a modern and progressive but elegant woman. The sisters Danko are said to have modeled and designed this figure from life. See Nina Lobanov-Rostovsky, Revolutionary Ceramics, Soviet Porcelain 1917-1927, p. 93, fig. 88 (a 1924 example illustrated). Also compare, Lempertz Auctions, Berlin, 30 April 2016, lot 359.

Estimate $400-600


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