A BISCUIT PORCELAIN BUST OF LEONID SOBINOV (1872-1934)

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A BISCUIT PORCELAIN BUST OF LEONID SOBINOV (1872-1934)
BY THE SÈVRES PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY, AFTER SÉRAPHIN SOUDBININE, 1915-1916
The bust with impressed signature 'S. Soudbinine', on a vertical plinth, inscribed in Russian 'L.V. Sobinov', decorated with lyre and laurel, flanked by a theatrical mask and sheets of music, heightened with gilding on the plinth, marked with printed manufactory marks and dated 1916 under base, also marked with impressed manufactory marks and dated 1915 on back of bust and plinth
10½ in. (26.7 cm.) high