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Lot 117Russian Porcelain Figure of Pliushkin from Gogol's Dead Souls
Gardner Manufactory, Verbilki, 1870-1880
Modeled standing, wearing tattered clothing and a cap, on a circular naturalistic base, printed and impressed marks under base. Height 9 inches (22.9 cm).
Another version of this model is illustrated in Gardner: XVIII - XIX: Porcelain Plastic Arts from Private Collections & Moscow Museums (Moscow, 2002), no. 8, p. 221.

Sold for $2,000
Estimate $3,000-5,000

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