A Koryak woman from the Peoples of Russia series: a Soviet porcelain figure, after a design by Kamensky, Lomonosov Porcelain Factory, Leningrad, late 1920s to early 1930s
Property from a Private European Collection A Koryak woman from the Peoples of Russia series: a Soviet porcelain figure, after a design by Kamensky, Lomonosov Porcelain Factory, Leningrad, late 1920s to early 1930s from the Peoples of Russia series, depicting a Koryak woman kneeling with an animal hide over her lap, wearing a large brown hooded coat embroidered with red, blue and yellow patterns on the front and around the edges, on a circular base painted to imitate the ground, impressed under the base with Koryak Woman and IZh in Cyrillic height 12.5cm, 6 in. CATALOGUE NOTE During the decade 1907 - 1917 the Imperial Porcelain Factory completed the largest and most exhaustive selection of figurines for the Peoples of Russia series. An Imperial commission from Nicholas II, the figures in the series were designed by Kamensky and originally served as models for the ethnographic mannequins in the displays of the Kunstkammer Museum and the anthropological wing of the Russian Museum of His Imperial Majesty Alexander III in St Petersburg. The production continued in the post- Revolutionary period when figurines from the series were produced for sale in the Soviet Union and abroad. For further information, please see T. N. Nosovich and I. P. Popova, Gosudarstvennyi farforovyi zavod, 1904-1944, St Petersburg, 2005, p. 128.