• Statuette "Female Watter-Carrier"

    Technique:
    overglaze polychrome painting, gilding, selective polishing
    Dimensions:
    24,8х21,0х8,2 cm

Statuette "Female Watter-Carrier"

Russia, St Petersburg, 1817-1820

In the early decades of the 19th century, the principles of Neo-Classicism continued to develop in porcelain sculpture. The Imperial Factory produced some well-known works at this time, male and female Water-Carriers and the Girl with a Broken Pitcher, all similar in treatment to the figured bases of the Guryev Service bowls. The female Water-Carrier, created as a writing set, depicts a girl in Russian national costume with a kokoshnik headdress and a yoke across her shoulders. The two lidded buckets have a practical purpose, serving as an inkpot and a sand-shaker. The design was the creation of Stepan Pimenov, the head of the sculpture department at the St Petersburg factory. The romantic images that he produced in porcelain are close to the peasant personages in the paintings of the celebrated artist Alexei Venetsianov.

Title:

Statuette "Female Watter-Carrier"

Place of creation:

Manufacture, workshop, firm:

Imperial Porcelain Factory

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Technique:

overglaze polychrome painting, gilding, selective polishing

Dimensions:

24,8х21,0х8,2 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 2002; transferred as part of the collection of the Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory

Inventory Number:

Мз-И-228

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